critical cautious consumer
- It looks smart and is very well made - the way the bed is put together using good metal joints is good engineering in the design - I am formerly a chartered engineer and an ex RAF Apprentice so good quality workmanship like this is very pleasing to see.
I sought a bed which had sprung slats - one can get a cheaper bed at around £80 but these have either a solid base or unsprung slats. These sprung slats allow the bed to move with one's body and not resist it too much. I was surprised the slats were not very wide - I had a bed once before and the slats were much wider and the wood stronger - these, however appear to be doing the job satisfactorily at least at present - I am about 15 stone so I hope they will endure as long as needed.
I had thought of buying the pine version but the salesperson said the two tone looks nicer and it does - I was surprised how well the headboard worked as previously I had a solid padded purple one - and I wondered if the pillow would be affected by the gaps between the uprights but is seems alright - the white is quite refreshing and clean in appearance.
- At the bottom of the bed the lower footboard protrudes and has a necessarily a very hard edge and if one were to come into contact with this say whilst vacuuming the room It could be very damaging to one's legs especially one's shins - the headboard is fine as that it above the waist but the board at the other end of the bed is also very hard and has a sharp edge - as someone who is older now - 78 - one has to be very careful not to knock one's legs against anything as one's skin is much thinner when old - also in my particular case, as I take warfarin due to atrial fibrillation this makes me even more vulnerable to having the skin on one's legs cut - and the wound takes a lot longer to heal. I have made certain my quilt covers the two edges of the lower board but a pad to cover this would be useful.
This might be a good point for the design team to consider for the future - how to avoid damage to one's legs if coming into contact with the footboard.
Published on: 01 May 2018