Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Smellyalater Well, it is cheap
It came together fine, it looks nice, but it is MDF and the off-gassing is really bad.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lina great platform for great price
Great platform bed. Did an in-store pick up. It shipped very fast. I was missing the instructions. Was advised by Home Depot to contact South Shore. They emailed instructions to me right the way. It was very easy to put together. It says you need 2 people to do it but my husband did it by himself in just couple hours! Great platform for great price
September 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alaiche great product
bed is sturdy. lots of pieces to put together though. Exactly what we were looking for.
July 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by krs99 Solid Product - with a few minor flaws
The first thing that struck me was the weight of the unit.
It was delivered by Purolator and must be right on the weight limit of what they accept for delivery - one needs two fairly strong men to carry the package.
Assembly was pretty straight forward - one really needs two people for the part where the two center supports are only held loosely with dowels and one tries to line up and fasten the end supports. Took a few tries even with a helper to complete that part of the assembly.
Word of advice, when fastening the four top panels that the mattress will sit on, make sure they are butted together as tightly as possible - it should really mention this in the instruction.
Mine were tight but I could probably have made them just 1/32 tighter with a mallet - the problem is that if they are not extremely tight the bottom white trim piece ends up being an eights of an inch too short.
As to the minor flaws -
The unit was advertised as having rounded edges, I guess I expected rounded corners of the white trim piece but these corners turned out to be very sharp and an ideal spot to hit your shins on. Rounding these corners could easily have been part of the design without affecting the cost.
The other flaw is the design of the white trim pieces. At each corner of the end of the bed one can see the unfinished particle board when the mattress is on the bed because the mattress corners are rounded, nor square, South Shore could have simply provided a few yards of white edging tape to cover a strip just around the inside of the white trim piece - the same applies to the edge of the particle board the mattress rests on - that is not that visible but a piece of whit tape would have provided a solid white finish around the edge of the bed below the trim piece.
Oh - and the supplied tiny felt tabs are a joke for the size and weight of this bed. I went out and bought longer and more solid felt tabs and used those instead.
January 20, 2011