Rated 1 out of
Base broke after 12 nightsAfter 12 nights of doing nothing on this bed but sleeping (I'm less than 150lbs, my cat is 10lbs), I got on the bed on the 13th night and felt something shift under me. After crawling under the bed to see why, the center post had shifted dramatically to the right, causing the nails holding it to the center post to rip out. The center frame had a crack in it.
This frame slides all over the place at the slightest touch. It's not sturdy at all.
IKEA is coming next weekend to take the mattress base back. There are lots of great things at IKEA. This isn't one of them.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 1 out of
By far the worst IKEA purchase and assemblyI am not a novice having assembled two Ikea kitchens and countless storage and furniture items. But this ESPEVAR is maddening. After two trip from urban Chicago to suburban Ikea store in Schaumburg I finally have, and am assembling a full size bed base but have just discovered I'm missing a for-purchase component called the SULTAN support leg that I was not told I needed when I bought the bed. On line, in the description of SULTAN it says "Used for ESPEVAR mattress base in full/double and queen sizes when completed with four legs." Does that mean I don't need to use it if I choose not to use legs? The SULTAN leg support assembles right to a middle cross support that attaches to the frame. With a heavy latex mattress I'm wondering if the support is required. And speaking of the support, it's a long board with rails that attaches in the middle from the head to foot of the frame, but one hole for the screw doesn't line up so I can't insert the supplied four screws.
The frame appears to have two sets of rails and assembly holes for the cross rail to allow the mattress to sit on top of the frame, or -- flipped over -- sunk into the frame a few inches. Cool feature if that's what it is but the assembly instructions, nor the web site mention anything about why it has two sets of rails, so I'm guessing that's what it's for.
The associate at the store told me the cover for the base is required, as are legs (no mention of Sultan, and I see no mention of it in the description of the base on line) yet I'm not sure why the fabric cover is required and the base probably looks better without it. Not a big deal because the cover is priced separately and can be returned much easier than THIS RIDICULOUS BED BASE AND THE HEAVY LATEX MATTRESS I JUST SPENT $75 TO HAVE DELIVERED.
With the stability questionable, at best, and no information on line about the base needing the sultan support (and me not having it) I'll need to take another hour-long trip out to Ikea to get some answers, help, and probably yet more extra items to finally get this bed functional.
Easy to transport, as the mattress base comes in a flat-pack. The solid wood slats provide good support for the mattress and allow air to circulate. Easy to get in and out of bed because the mattress base makes the bed higher. Easy to keep clean since you can remove the cover and wash it by machine. 25-year Limited Warranty. Read about the terms in the Limited Warranty brochure. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/images/products/espevar-slatted-mattress-base-for-bed-frame-white__0376298_PE553491_S4.JPGESPEVÄR Slatted mattress base for bed frame, whitehttp://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S79156588/791.565.88IKEA$150.00