Recently purchased this bed from the Cardiff Dreams store, in regards to the quality of the final product, we are very happy. The storage is ample, and the springs surprisingly light making the bed was to open and close.
The only downside was the assembly. For example:
- The bed was delivered in 5 boxes, in which the instructions were in the 5th package (i.e. labelled 5 of 5) inside the plastic packaging for the slats. It would've been a lot more logical to place the instructions inside the first box. It was only when I had emptied the boxes (in order) that I could find the instructions.
- The instructions, which I can only describe as absolutely awful, were not particularly clear. Not all items were listed (a problem), so there was a bit of guesswork in identifying the items.
- The pieces were not labelled, which although a minor gripe, when you are dealing with reasonably heavy constituent parts, is quite irritating!
- Corners were cut in the manufacture of the base parts. For example, the holes for which you were meant to screw the cam dowels into were too small, which resulted in a few frustrating 'mis-screws' where the dowels ended up at a jaunty angle, and had to be re-affixed. Another example is when you attach the headboard to the main bed frame. As opposed to simply installing a metal thread for the long screw to fit into, you are provided with a barrel nut. Unfortunately, these nuts are open at both sides, so it is incredibly easy to have them the wrong way around, making it very easy to cross thread them whilst trying to screw in the screw. Once you add in that it is incredibly easy to rotate these nuts very slightly which makes them impossible to screw into, it becomes somewhat of a nightmare. What should've been a simple 2 minute task (screwing in 4 screws) took me the best part of 30 minutes. Very infuriating. Purely a situations where a slightly better design would result in assembly being a lot easier.
Generally all in all the bed is excellent, but the assembly was infuriating