John Lewis Value Apollo Bedstead, Metallic, Single
Looks good but...
I bought this bed for my 15-year old son. It looks good but it is only good to lie in, not to sit on. When he is sitting on the bed, the slats bend so much that they fall through, so we have to turn them around and put back. If we don't turn them around, they fall through even if he lies on the bed. It happens all the time and my son is not heavy at all. It is a shame.
20 October 2013
We have not noticed any of the concerns about losing its shape when pulled that are mentioned by others. Perfect bed for our box room. Strong, simple construction and unbelievably good value. Looks and feels like it cost a lot more
14 July 2013
Not fit for purpose
It's difficult to see how this bed attracts such positive comments. It is probably the worst product I have ever bought. Only one review refers to the design flaw that makes it simply not fit for purpose. There is nothing in the construction that holds the right angles in the horizontal plane at 90 degrees. Hence the assembled bed frame does not maintain a rectangular shape. Most of these single beds will be used in the corner of a small room. Grab hold of the bottom of the bed to move it away from the wall to fit a sheet and the rectangle becomes a parallelogram. There is movement a full 7 inches in each direction (14 inches total). This is despite using special equipment to tighten the screws more than the supplied Allen key allows. Very frustrating as all it would take would be the addition right angled brackets in each corner to make the assembly rigid. Apart from the incovenience of having to square up the bed every time it is moved, the constant strain on the two screws at each corner will inevitably mean that over a short period of time the screws will either work loose or shear. Obviously I returned my bed for a refund. When doing so I took the opportunity to examine the similar bed on display. Unsurprisingly it also had the same problem.
13 July 2013
didn't last a year
Read the positive reviews and was impressed enough to buy this bedstead for my 9 year old, at the end of August 2012. Discovered today that one of side panels has nearly broken through. I had been more worried about the slats breaking as they are very thin but the metal frame looked sturdy. So less than 10 months on I need a new bed. It is probably OK for occasional use but not everyday even for a child.
25 June 2013
Just as described,
Excellent value for money. Quick and easy to put up. My only reservation is whether or not the 'not so thick' slats will stand the test of time. Watch this space.
23 February 2013
Good Value For the Money
Brought this for a gift. My friend is very happy with it.
14 January 2013
Great basic bed frame
For a spare room for adult guests. Seems sturdy enough and very easy to put together. Delivered on time by John Lewis. Excellent. Would also be good as a child's every day bed.
08 January 2013
Easy to assembly, comfy to sleep.
Delivery service was great.
08 January 2013