[Review] Zinus 12 Inch Wood Platform Bed

First Look

At first, I was skeptical to get this platform bed. The price made me worry that the wood may not be durable enough. I was completely mistaken. The wood is unexpectedly thick and heavy. You will have to get some help carrying the box into your bedroom. Be warned.

Aside from that, setting it up was a breeze. It only took me around 20 minutes to do so. The manual that came with it has clear instructions. The package has an Allen wrench in it, so that’s a plus. All the nuts, bolts, and washers you would need are in it too.

The pine wood finish really is rustic as described. The wood grain makes it appear very natural. It even looks great against our hardwood floor. While it has a vintage feel to it, lines are clean-cut and elegant. It’s a classic wood frame that would fit perfectly in a cabin. I did notice that the color is a bit darker than pictured. Nevertheless, that doesn’t bother me since it still looks attractive.


The frame and slats feel sturdy, thanks to the solid construction. Our mattress is very heavy, but they are not showing any sign of snapping or bending. A Velcro strip keeps the slats in place, so the mattress won’t slide or move around. There are also adhesive strips on top of two slats. If you use them, your mattress can adhere better to the slats. I didn’t use them, and the mattress stays on just fine.

I love that we no longer have to use a box spring. The slats alone provide a firm support. Even without the box spring, the height is just right to make it easy to get in and out of the bed. There’s also enough space beneath the frame, where I can fit some storage boxes. It’s space-efficient, to say the least.

Another thing that I like about this bed platform is that it does not squeak or creak at all. That’s even when I’m moving around the bed. It doesn’t wobble too. Simply set it on a completely flat floor. If you do encounter some shaking, you can get floor coasters for each of the legs to address that.

Why It’s A Great Buy

Given its price, the platform bed frame’s quality is definitely impressive. I did my research first before going ahead with this one and I was not able to find one with as many good reviews at the same price range.

If you’re looking for a reliable bed platform and working within a budget, make sure to get this one. You won’t regret it.   – Helen L

Brand: Zinus

Product: 12 Inch Wood Platform Bed

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