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#1 bunny2

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

Are the bed frames sturdy? The worst thing would be to buy one and it be rattly and noisy.

Also, has anyone bought a mattress from ikea? Are they decent?

TIA!



#2 IsolaBella

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

We have the Malm bed. Have had it for five years.

Also have two single beds we have hadmfor nearly ten years.

Hemnes daybed is three years old.

Anything ikea I'm our house lasts. Those items which were oz design or freedom have all fallen apart.

No noises from our beds

Edited by lsolaBella, 12 November 2012 - 07:38 PM.


#3 Mpjp is feral

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

We have two in our holiday house. The Hemnes is very sturdy. I cant remember the name of the other one and it is fine too....but the Hemnes is super sturdy. We have a $500 matress from there too and it is more comfy than our stupidly expensive one we got that was 'designed' for our bodies (ie the two sides are different). So big thumbs up from me!

#4 LuckyDucky

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

Hello! We have 2 ikea bed frames. One is great - very sturdy. The other is not quite rectangular. It's perfectly usable though, and neither of them are squeaky. I think some frames are better than others, and it helps to have someone handy to put it together. We're happy with ours.

Never tried ikea mattresses. We went with sealy.

Enjoy your new bed!

ETA The super sturdy one of ours is the Hemnes so I can second the PP's recommendation.

Edited by LuckyDucky, 12 November 2012 - 07:47 PM.


#5 SleepyChipmunk

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

i have a queen size ikea mattress which is super comfy and i think it cost around $200
i also have the basic wooden frame which honestly isn't very good - it's snapped.
but the mattress is so good, its still very comfortable while balancing on the broken frame biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

#6 sarahec

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

I bought a bed from ikea about 4 years ago for $350. It is very sturdy and I'm surprised how well it has lasted.
All our beds are ikea, but we get out mattresses elsewhere.

#7 MrsLexiK

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:49 PM

I've got the bottom of the range one which I brought off a friend. It has been disembled and re ensembled a number of times and appeares to be going fine.

#8 Unatheowl

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

Yes.  We bought a ridiculously expensive ensemble for dj's and couldn't sleep on it ( were taking anti inflammatories for the backache in the end).  Then went back to idea and bought a mattress for around $300.  It's been fantastic.

#9 cinnabubble

Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

Don't get the Odda kids' bed. It's not as sturdy as you'd want these things to be.

Edited by cinnabubble, 12 November 2012 - 08:05 PM.


#10 EBeditor

Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

We have the Hemnes day bed and it has been pretty good and sturdy so far (3 years), except I just noticed that one of the slats is broken.

Poor DS is in some $79 kids bed and although sturdy the slats broke quite quickly and it is not that comfortable even with a matress pad.

#11 lynneyours

Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:26 PM

We had a wooden IKEA bed in London, which had 2 single IKEA mattresses and then a topper on it.  SUPER comfy - when we moved back after 10 years, we didn't bring it, but sold it to the new owners of our house.  

They'd sat on it when looking at the house, and thought it super comfy too and wanted it.  Bit odd, but it was a great bed.

My sister has a white metal single with a trundle and the $99 mattresses for when we stay at hers.  They are comfy for both me (not small) and 4 yr old DD1 and seem good quality.

#12 bunny2

Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:42 PM

I go to do the dishes and come back to all your wonderful replies! Thank you!

Perhaps I should look at the Hemnes since everyone says it is very sturdy.  Solid and sturdy is what I'm looking for.

We have a bed from Domayne and its really good but expensive. I didn't want to spend that much again this time around for our other room.

I think I'll take a look in ikea and go for one of their mid-high range beds.

Thanks again!

#13 Coffeegirl

Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:50 PM

We have a quuen/double? that a developer friend gave us (he used them in his display apartments). We have it in our guest room now.  It's a bit narrow for a queen but too short to be a normal double.   Good enough for the random guest we have stay.  I've slept on it a few times when DH's snoring has been too mich and it's pretty comfy.


My IL's sleep on it occassionally and they both weigh well over 100kg each and are tall (over 6 feet). Length is their only complaint original.gif

#14 Le-a

Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:58 PM

I have a malm frame and it's a useless piece of sh*t. Honestly, the very second I have a new bed base I'm going to take to this one with an axe. In fact, the axe is too good for it - I'm going to give it to my dog to p*ss on and chew and claw up for a week, then I'm going to tear it apart with my bare hands and then I'm going to drag it out to the bush and I'm going to bury it. Just so there is no chance another human ever has to sleep a night in it or be anywhere near its presence.

It has stupid sharp edges that skin my hands every time I change the sheets/tuck sheets in, it has these dumb solid base that I stub my toe on at least daily, and it's colour is pretty much impossible to match to any naturally made timber known to man. I hate this bed with the intensity of a thousand suns. Yet this hatred fizzles in comparison to the the rage I feel when I remember the IKEA mattress we bought to put on top of this homunculus of a frame.

I'm not sure I can even type about it- that's how bad those years were when I had to endure night after sleepless night atop this squishy spongeassed excuse for a mattress. I wouldn't let my mother in law sleep on this mattress, and this is a person I'm not incredibly fond of. This mattress was not good enough for my dogs to rest apon. You know that stuff "memory foam" that you hear of in bed advertisements? Well, this mattress started out like memory foam, but then it forgot. Right when there were two people asleep on top of it. And it never remembered again. No amount of flipping and turning and setting out in the sun to air could rouse this ****er from its coma, after night one there were two body imprints permanently pressed into its surface. We slept (lol jk) like pigs in wallows until in utter desperation I borrowed a ten year old sprung mattress from my parents spare bed. And I cast that useless turd of a mattress into the hell that is our back shed where it remains today, gathering mold and mouse poo and being munched on by next doors eatin' pidgeons. Good luck to them, may it leave a better taste in their mouths than mine.

Edited by Le-a, 12 November 2012 - 11:01 PM.


#15 marnie27

Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:08 PM

So you wouldn't recommend them Le-a?  tongue.gif

#16 aqua girl

Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:17 PM

Well I love my Ikea bed, cant remember the name of it, but its sturdy.My mattress is also from ikea, a spring one, and its very comfy.

The only reason it creaks is because when I moved I lost one of the connecter thingys that the screw goes into, so its now missing a screw. And so it creaks when DP and I are..um.. busy  wub.gif blush.gif  



#17 BadgerBasher

Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:45 PM

We have a Queen Rykene and an Ikea mattress.
ermahgerd. I will never have another bed, and I am fussy with my mattresses.

DP couldn't give a crap.
It doesn't squeak or creak, and it's nice and low so DD can get in and out on her own.

#18 knottygirl

Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:48 PM

we have one of the loft beds from ikea and they are not at all sturdy and quite rattly.  We have recently attached it to the wall using pipe saddle clips drilled into the studs and its sturdy now.

#19 kay11

Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:02 AM

No Ikea beds (thinking of something cheapish for the spare room and was at Ikea today getting lost in that time-suck of a store).

But Le-a's post had me laugh out loud  biggrin.gif

#20 heffalumpsnwoozles

Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:41 AM

Well if you want something that, in the middle of the night, will suddenly give way beneath your mother-in-law, get an Ikea double bed. Granted, it was the cheapest frame that Ikea do, and MIL is on the heavy side, but it's only a guest bed and really isn't up to the job.

The design is poor - it has a rail down the centre with legs. The slats for each side of the bed are separate and rest on the edge of the bed and the centre rail. The centre rail is held in place with only one bolt at each end, and a tiny lip of very cheap wood, which gave way the first time MIL rolled over. The centre rail can now spin around, in the process allowing the slats to fall to the floor and the unfortunate sleeper to crash through.

Haven't tried the mattresses - we got a $200 Dunlop foam one from Clark Rubber, I would not recommend it. Our guests report very low level of comfort.

Edited by heffalumpsnwoozles, 13 November 2012 - 12:42 AM.


#21 ~ky~

Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:14 AM

I have the cheapest queen bed frame I could find a year ago - I think, all up it cost just under $100

It has turned out to be worth about that much. The metal strapping underneath was supplied with screws that are far too short and they worked loose quickly. It doesn't creak much and has put up with a couple of heavy weights so I guess it's not too bad despite the constantly falling off strapping.

We used our old mattress.

#22 Feraldadathome

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:34 AM

We've had our malm for over 5 years now, and been quite happy, although the sharp coorners can be an issue (although I don't find it anywhere near as bad as Le-a. And it's sort of thing you should check before buying....

I'm desperate for a new mattress, and am tempted every time I visit, with their most expensive queen at $900 and a 90 day return policy. But DP won't let me, yet will never commit to a another brand....

Also, not all Ikea is the same. My experience is that they do a quite crap cheap range for most of their products, then a quite OK but not great range, then a quite acceptable range at the top. And if you buy the bottom range you get what you pay for - their $5 lack coffee table is worth about $5.....

Edited by dadathome, 13 November 2012 - 08:36 AM.


#23 mards

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

I got my Ikea bed 15 years ago - the mattress lasted about 7 years - we have a great mattress now.. but yes highly recommend them.

#24 Floral Arrangement

Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:38 PM

We have 4 IKEA beds, 2 Queen, 2 single they are all sturdy metal frames. Our mattress is from a specialist mattress shop. 3 other mattresses are from IKEA. The cheapest one lasted 2 minutes we spent a bit more on the IKEA ones we now for the kids and they are fine.

Edited by FloralArrangement, 13 November 2012 - 01:39 PM.


#25 IsolaBella

Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:08 PM

Love my Malm frame. Yes occasionally I walk into it/ stub my toe but I do that on any bed.

Our mattress is a beds for backs mattress. I highly recommend them.




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