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Anyone have an Ikea bed? Are they big girl friendly?

Sarahlicious
on 2/28/10 10:59 am - Portsmouth, OH
I need a new bed frame, was considering the ASPELUND or LEIRVIK from Ikea and to get the mid-grade bed slates, not the cheapest ones. I weigh around 350 and wonder if these beds are sturdy. I've heard good things about Ikea beds, but from normal sized people.

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Tassia
on 2/28/10 11:06 am
 Just from my experience with myself and my ex, and now my son, platform beds hold up the best for heavy people.  My ex and I went through tons of frames before finding a nice brass platform that we could attach our headboard to. I have one I got from Walmart for about 200 bucks.  Beds with legs are asking for trouble. 
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Andrea U.
on 2/28/10 11:18 am - Wilson, NC
We LOVE our IKEA bed.

We have the Hemnes bed -- and have had at one time or another both adults (400lbs), both kids (60lbs), and both dogs (120lbs) in the king-sized bed.  No problems, no creaking, no worries.

And we weren't just lying there.. there was jumping and running, and laughing and such going on at the same time.


Sarahlicious
on 2/28/10 11:30 am - Portsmouth, OH
Hmmm come to think about it...the normal people I know with a MALM ...we've played Rock Band in their room...I think there was me, my friend and her sister all sitting on the Queen bed...I don't think I knew what bed it was until later...but not worried. Figured I'd go be silly and 'test' the bed strength in the store...lol.

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melslongjourney
on 2/28/10 11:24 am

I would recommend a ikea bed to anyone. My ikea held me with no issues at 326 so I would not worry a bit if you found one you liked. It's the bed frame I have ever had.

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M M
on 2/28/10 11:30 am

Sarah --

"Bed frame:

Main parts: Particleboard, Foil

Leg/ Rail: Fiberboard, Foil"

 Not for the active big girl.  :)

Look for a steel frame or platform...  

Sarahlicious
on 2/28/10 11:34 am - Portsmouth, OH
And by active you mean...lol....don't go tempting me I've long wanted the Stratton from Pottery Barn...but that's a lot of $$$$$. But I do need underbed storage space, my closet is tiny and has the AC unit in it.

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Sarahlicious
on 3/1/10 10:16 am - Portsmouth, OH
I e-mailed and asked them...flat out what the weight capacity was...and reply:

Hello Sarah,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us.

This product does not have a published weight limit.  It is a well
designed product and will provide good function for which it is
designed.  The design, weight capacity and function of each product
undergoes test to ensure the product will hold up to normal use. If
the product is used for something other than the designed function,
IKEA is not responsible for loss to personal injury or property.

We do hope that this information has been helpful, and we thank you
for your inquiry.

Yeah it says the design, WEIGHT CAPACITY, and function.... seriously going to go jump on beds at Ikea...this should be fun...lol...check Craigslist to see if I could score a Pottery Barn bed...no such luck.

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Chilipepper
on 2/28/10 11:48 am
Hubby and I where going through beds like toilet paper..He is 325 and I was 309...we were blowing springs...(and not all because of getting busy)...just because we are heavy....

We went mattress shopping, yet again..and this time finally decided to lay down on the Tempurpedic..OMG..the salesmen couldn't get off of them...it was a tough decision...but we decided to just go ahead and finance it...and what a terrific investment it was.  We both lay down at night and don't move until we wake up..Rested.  Plus, they have a 20yr warranty..who offers that?

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Sarahlicious
on 2/28/10 11:56 am - Portsmouth, OH

Oh I think I've gone through 2 box springs (you know how hard it is to JUST buy a boxspring) and bent the hell out of a center support of a METAL frame. That was pre-op, I even had a different bed that we use 2x4x as the support, but they still slid and fell out from under the mattress and boxspring, so I just used no frame at ALL. Then I got home from the hospital...I had a rented hospital bed, and my Mom slept in my room for one night and the next day she went out and bought the bed I currently have....so it's about 7 years old. It's been good, the brass headboard never stayed tight and even slight turning at night made it hit the wall like I was having "fun"...it bothered me so I chucked the headboard a move or two ago. Now the issue is that the frame has wheels, and I have all wood floors so the with the slightest movement the bed moves and the 2 supports under it tip and fall....even with them I'm fine in the bed (even with someone of my equal size) but it's just been really annoying because the moving bed also hits my outlet w/ my alarm clock so in the middle of the night I could turn, bed move and alarm clock turns off...NOT GOOD. I was thinking I would invest in lower price fix for now...then in a few years upgrade to a queen set, etc. I have full now, would keep the mattress, sheets, etc. Still just tossing ideas around.

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Kaitlin N.
on 2/28/10 1:38 pm - Dallas, TX
I've had the Hemnes twin with the cheap slats for 3.5 years now. For 2.5 of those years, I was 280. The only problem I've had is the frame got loose about a year ago. I tightened it and all's well again.
--Kaitlin                       Start - 285 / Surgery - 267 / Current - 177 / Goal - 170
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melslongjourney
on 3/1/10 6:38 am
I forgot to mention in my reply post above my bed from IKEA is a steel frame with a black steel headboard and foot board. I think a wooden bed made of particle board might not be as sturdy.
Lynn B
on 3/1/10 9:25 am
My kids (late teens one average size the other a little chubby) both had the LYCKSELE fold away beds - the metal frames held up like champs - the wooden slats, plastic holders and mattresses fell apart within 2 years.  I guess for $200 bucks I can't complain?

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TheSunshineGirl
on 3/1/10 11:06 am - Southwest, FL
My Ikea bed was the best bed I ever had!  We went with an all pine frame.  We bought an Ikea bed because it has wooden support slats instead of a box spring.  (Older house, box spring would not go up the stairs.)  Just put a good mattress on top and you are set.  We were both heavy-the bed easily supported 600 lbs and we "got busy" often.  It also was the best nights rest I ever got.  I would suggest a solid wood frame or metal. 
Sarahlicious
on 3/1/10 11:23 am - Portsmouth, OH
Thanks, I started looking around other places and it's just too much, I could just invest a bit more w/ Ikea. Do you remember the name of yours? Also see you're just accross Alligator Alley from me...but your surgeon is in Miami...right?

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