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by Kara Weber last modified May 13, 2013 12:21 AM
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Platform beds

Posted by Kara Weber at June 06. 2005

What are your favorites? After thinking we'd go with the traditional box spring/mattress combo I've just convinced the hubby that going platform doesn't mean sacrificing comfort (right?). So as I move forward with my search I thought I'd ask for your opinions - I'm interested only in platforms that come in king size, reasonably priced (of course), and good quality. Ikea I think only makes up to queen size, otherwise I would consider theirs, though I'm probably looking for something a step up (but not too much higher!) from there.

thanks in advance for ideas/opinions...

Re: Platform beds

Posted by spam@yahoo.com at June 14. 2005

A platform is a platform as far a comfort is concerned, its the mattress thats the clincher. Go latex, go Sealey. You will find all the comfort of Tempurpedic in a renewable resource. Plus it doesn't get rock hard if your room gets cold in the winter. Coil spring mattresses are good for 6 months then they are dumpster food. Do the planet a favor and keep a mattresss for a decade. I'm not a salesman, just a sound sleeper.
Here's some links we looked at for the beds.


[url href=http://www.homeportfolio.com]http://www.homeportfolio.com[/url]
[url href=http://www.vkferro.com/bed.html]http://www.vkferro.com/bed.html[/url]
[url href=http://www.eco-furniture.com/main_bedroom.html]http://www.eco-furniture.com/main_bedroom.html[/url]
[url href=http://www.ligne-roset-usa.com/products/beds.htm]http://www.ligne-roset-usa.com/products/beds.htm[/url]
http://www.poliform.it/frame.asp?lang=2

Its exhausting but fun.

Re: Platform beds

Posted by Kara Weber at June 28. 2005

Thanks for the feedback. In the end we went with a simple West Elm wood bedframe - $270 for the king, can't beat it. BTW, I wasn't sure about it till I saw it featured in a Dwell layout - it looked great there and does in our bedroom, too.

Re: Platform beds

Posted by jakob clark at June 28. 2005

Re: Platform beds

Posted by Dan Semar at June 28. 2005

On my bed I noticed when you layed down the mattress was squishing through the slats. So I just placed plywood on top of the slats. Stiffened up the bed too.

Re: Platform beds

Posted by Chris at July 30. 2005

Bingo.
I 1/2 OSB'd my platform bed.
I bought a $1600 full meal deal matress and ditched it for a much more simple futon matress.
Not only is it low profile to suit the frame, I long for bed time because it's so damn comfy.
5 years and going strong.

Re: Platform beds

Posted by Adam Burke at August 01. 2005

Ha, that's the bed that we bought which promptly collapsed under the weight of our Tempurpedic and 2 adults and a baby. It's rather poorly made in my opinion, and it's currently for sale on the Portland Craigslist after owning for less than a year!

Re: Platform beds

Posted by Michael Ramsey at August 05. 2005

We made our own tall platform bed, of sorts. Unfortunately, we couldnt make the sides very wide, as our room is dreadfully small.
However, in order to keep it visually appealing, we found that if we purchased a water bed, tube style, we dont need a boxframe, and as a matter of fact, dont need the water.
I have had problems with standard mattresses (who said the six month and it'd dumpster fodder? They were so right) so we sprung for a water bed. After having so much fun filling the tubes (what a mess that can make, we are clutzes) the next time we moved it, we just filled with air. Bingo. Similar feeling, warmer, and much, much lighter.
Depending on how you like it, you can get thick or thin foam on top of the tubes, and then there is the pillow top thicknesses to choose from. We got the middle sized top, middle sized foam, but discovered we didn't require the foam.
In the end, the bed looks like there is a thin mattress, but it feels just right. And we can change the feeling of the tubes with more or less air.
But, this may be a bit off topic. Sorry.

Re: Platform beds

Posted by Christel Kelsey at August 06. 2005

Ikea makes a pretty good looking,king size bed for 240$(!!) - Malm, I think - we put a tempurpedic on top of it, and now sleep blissfully... I highly recommend the combo - you do have to put a piece of plywood down so the foam doesn't ooze out...

Re: Platform beds

Posted by laurance at April 04. 2007

Kara

I bought a king size Zen platform bed from  http://www.charlesprogers for $1299 and it is beautiful. It's made of solid thick wood and it supports the mattress very well. I have the god awful heavy tempurpedic too. I did have a queen size platform from IKEA previously but it sagged horribly.  Cheap but...cheap.



Re: Platform beds

Posted by Jonathan McSeed at April 09. 2007

Previously Kara Weber wrote:



What are your favorites? After thinking we'd go with the traditional box spring/mattress combo I've just convinced the hubby that going platform doesn't mean sacrificing comfort (right?). So as I move forward with my search I thought I'd ask for your opinions - I'm interested only in platforms that come in king size, reasonably priced (of course), and good quality. Ikea I think only makes up to queen size, otherwise I would consider theirs, though I'm probably looking for something a step up (but not too much higher!) from there.

thanks in advance for ideas/opinions...



Re: Platform beds

Posted by Jonathan McSeed at April 09. 2007
Currently,  king size platform beds are  a bit hard to get. Even though i found these two links:
http://www.buildbedroom.com/advanced_search_result.html?page=3&keyword=platform%20beds&search_in_description=1&sort=20a

http://www.furniturehomedelivery.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_421

I hope this info helps some body.


Re: Platform beds

Posted by joseph000 at May 13. 2013

I really like platform bed.Platform bed gives you the feeling of royalty and an excellent choice in comfort. King size platform beds can create a perfected look in anyone's bedroom decor. I think buying a platform online can be a great way to find the perfect unit at an incredible price.

 

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