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...you never want to move this bed to decorate as you have to take the entire thing apart spindle by spindle. Comfy but a little disappointing as expected it to come in 3 pieces (ends and middle).
When moving into our home last November, I needed a new bed. I wanted a double bed frame on a budget, as I already had a mattress and didn't have the funds for something expensive. I took a look through the Argos catalogue which is usually my first port of call and came across a trendy looking bed for £59.99.
This particular bed was the Sydney Metal Double Bed Frame .. I did buy the frame only but you can buy this bed with mattresses but then the prices differ depending on the type of mattress it comes with.
Argos describe this bed as a' Contemporary design silver coloured bed with chrome and end caps. The dimensions for the bed frame are W144, L196.5 and H90cm and the clearance between the floor and underside of bed is 29.5cm. The book also advises that this is a self assembly product and 2 people are recommended.
The dimensions of the bed really didn't mean a lot to me as I knew my bedroom was big enough to hold a king size bed so a double would fit in fine.
I wanted a bed that was fairly cheap but would last me a little while too as well as looked good in my bedroom .. and for me this bed done all that!
The bed does come flat packed as advised, and it definitely needs two people put it together as some parts are awkward and too heavy. Two people putting it together does make it a lot quicker and easier. Instructions do come with the bed which are clear and straightforward and just by looking at a picture of the bed it is fairly easy to work out which part goes where. There is an awful lot of screws that have to be screwed into the bed with an alan key which does become a bit tedious after your 50th screw lol! A lot of the time you can get a bit overwhelmed by the amount of different screws you are given to put something together so me and my friend found that seperating them and placing them into their own groups really helped as we didn't have to sift through them all everytime we needed a particular screw.
The metal bed frame itself is strong and sturdy, it looks modern and 'young', so it was perfect for me as a nearly 24 year old woman, and it looked and felt pretty good quality for quite a cheap frame. The bed slats are metal poles which when screwed in securely are tight and safe. Beneath the bed base are metal poles, which seem to act as extra legs, which I think are meant to keep the bed sturdier, safe, and stop the base from bending or breaking. However these legs can move so if you are moving furniture around it's probably best to ensure these small pole legs are put back in the correct place or your base of your bed may begin to bend.
There is just one, sort of, bad point about this bed and that is the poles and legs of the bed make dents in your carpet, I don't know how they would affect a wooden flooring as I don't have that, but they definitely fall deep into the carpet leaving small holes and dents, which makes a little difficult when wanting to change furniture around as the dents are hard to cover over.
I have had the bed over a year now and I was expecting the pole slats which act as the mattress base to have bent already, especially after taking my weight, or my twin sons using it as a trampoline when I'm not about lol. However I am glad to say the bed still looks good as new. It is still and strong when you move about on it, safe and sturdy, and quite comfy too. The metal frame seems to go with any colour theme in my bedroom which is a plus as I don't have to worry about buying a new bed when I fancy a change in decor. I'd reccomend the bed to anybody looking for a double bed on a budget, it certainly does the job and acts as a sturdy and strong double bed which is comfy and looks the part for a decent price too.