What to know before you buy Bestar Versatile Queen Wall Bed
All surfaces feature a durable scratch, stain and burn resistant melamine finish.. The new mechanism provides simplified assembly of the Wall Bed.. Accommodates a standard queen mattress up to 30.5 cm 12 in. thick Mattress not included Box spring not required.. Front panel is installed as one of the last steps making the mounting to studs in a wall much easier.. Finished with attractive crown molding.
What is the advantage of this Bestar Versatile Queen Wall Bed?
Versatile Queen Wall bed by Bestar is the perfect space saving solution for your house, condo, loft, studio or guest s room. Each unit of this collection will help you organize your storage needs perfectly The kit comprises the Queen Wall Bed and two 25 storage units.
Customer reviewsTime for a nap
We were very nervous ordering this product because of the typical problems with pre-made particle board furniture as opposed to solid wood. I was made even more nervous when we got an ominous letter from the manufacturer, saying these are commonly damaged in shipping and or may be missing parts due to shipper mishandling. Be sure to make the delivery driver wait while you verify every piece is in good shape and accounted for I m paraphrasing . Then to my dismay, the trucker came with 4 massive cartons all falling off the pallet, with ripped cardboard. I did get help from the driver to move them into my driveway thank God, since they are VERY heavy and large. You will want a second person with you to offload ive learned. So the driver was nice and waited while I opened each box to inspect and lo and behold, nothing inside seemed damaged in any way Despite the outer carton damage, my first impression was that the manufacturer did an amazing job of adding extra packing, corner reenforcement, super thick cardboard and more to protect the product. The next step was to move the parts from the driveway into the garage, so that way I could inspect each piece and sort them better. Then came the day to assemble. With a project this big, organization is the key. While I gathered the first several boards needed, my wife sorted all the hardware items into individual dishes with the part number. Road block We were missing a number of hardware items screws, brackets, bolts, etc . Some of the parts were very specific to this product and not a general part one might have on the garage work bench. The problem is, we cut it too close to ask the manufacturer for replacement parts. It was a Saturday morning and our company was coming Wednesday, so we didn t think we could get parts in time from the source. That s our fault for not planning better I guess. I went off to the local Ace and managed to get most of what I needed and had to go to Home Depot to get some additional items. Needless to say, since these parts were similar but not the same, I would have to do some customizing. I m a fairly handy guy and I have a lot of tools and hardware items on hand, so I m not sure everyone would have been as resourceful. If you are not a very handy person, with plenty of tools and a good working knowledge of assembly- please, hire a handy man to do this for you It s no reflection on the manufacturing, it s just a big and complex project for the average person I think. Anyway, from that point on things went pretty well, although there were some areas of the build that I wasn t quite satisfied with the design and I decided to add extra metal mending plates to reenforce certain areas until I was satisfied with how things lined up and that they would be durable over the long term. In all, is say I added about 30 of extra hardware beyond what would normally be required, just to be sure it was quite solid. At one or two spots during the build, my wife and I were both scratching our heads looking at diagrams in the instructons as they were a little unclear. This led to us making one mistake in the build, but was still functionally fine. I should also mention that, of all the boards we received, most had ID numbers printed on the raw edge of the board, or a sticker with its number, but not all. Some had no ID making it difficult to tell when to use it in the build, but we guesstimated and it came out right. You have to cut any baseboard you might have off the wall, so the bed kit can be mounted flush to the wall, so prepare for that. Also, they don t provide any hardware to anchor it to the wall. The directions tell you to consult with an expert about how to anchor the bed to the wall studs- presumably to avoid any law suits should it fall over on somebody. We used 10ea 1 4 x 4 lag bolts with fender washers to anchor the bed. It s not going anywhere that s for sure. The side bookshelf units were a snap to put together and we mounted them to the wall as well as to the sides of the bed cabinet no hardware provided to do this . We topped it off with some overhead lighting which looks nice behind the crown moulding provided. All in all, it s a good product. The parts lined up pretty well, holes were properly drilled, of the hardware they provided there were extras of each, the packaging was great, the milled corners on the cabinet style panels is fair and the crown moulding aligned pretty well using the pre-drilled holes. It took a while and we had to improvise quite a bit, but in the end it is a great working and good looking finished product. The folks in customer service were very apologetic about the missing hardware and offered me a minor cash back due to the issues, even though I informed them after it was too late for them to ship the missing hardware. They were very nice to deal with.