John Lewis Wilton Bedstead, Kingsize
broke after 4 months!
Bought this for my very tall teenaged son 4 months ago. He flopped onto the bed and one of the side rails snapped straight through. The fracture is through a knot but I wouldn't have expected this to happen!
Prior to this I would have said the bed was good value for money; simple design, easy to assemble and looks good. We wanted an wooded bed, but something that is more sustainable than east Asian oak. This was one of the few pine beds we found. We were probably just unlucky.
29 June 2014
Looks nice and suits our bedroom
We had read a couple of the more negative reviews on the bed and were a bit apprehensive but we've been really pleased with it. It has a central bar running underneath the slats for support and doesn't squeak or creak when you move during the night. It looks great in our bedroom (we had the pine one) and is a great purchase for the price.
19 June 2014
Stylish solid bed frame!
I was unsure about ordering this bed as some of the reviews said that there was no middle slat to the bed, but there is. When the delivery men came to deliver and assemble this bed, they were so lovely and respectful of being in my home, took all the rubbish away and the bed had been absolutely fantastic. It not only looks great, but is sturdy. I have it in a carpeted bedroom, so it may be different on wood or tiles, but i love it!
02 April 2014
Good value for money
Having read the earlier reviews, I had some doubts about ordering this bed. However it met my requirements in other respects (style, dimensions and available in dark wood) and after a helpful conversation with an assistant at the Bluewater store, I decided to go ahead. I have not been disappointed; the bed seems sturdy, the slats are secured at both ends and no movement or noise has been noticed - so far at any rate!
I opted to have John Lewis assemble the bed and take a way the old divan. I was impressed with both services which were delivered with cheerfulness and efficiency. I thought both were good value for money.
10 December 2013
great value sturdy product
we are really pleased with this product. We have a farm cottage so were looking for a bed that suited this style of house, and have been thrilled with it. Its sturdy and good quality, no bowing etc. It is a firm bed and was easy to assemble ourselves. We have slept soundly each night since its arrival, and it was a great price.
08 December 2013
Single bed that broke in 18 months
Looks good but the frame broke in 18 months.
Had been carefully used.
Whatever the price John Lewis beds are expected to last longer than this.
08 December 2013
Do not buy this bed if you want a quiet nights sleep. Although the bed looks very nice, it is very poor quality. The slats are not fixed and there is no centre leg. The slats move around and make noise if you turn or move in bed. Would wake me up all through night. Have swapped it for a different bed now - hopefully I will get a quieter nights sleep.
24 November 2013
Looks good but poor quality
I was looking for a white solid wood bed and this was one of the few I found. The bed itself looks good but the wooden slats provide no support and there is no central post. Overall the lack of support makes it very uncomfortable. I would rather have spent more money and got a better quality bed. It's not what I expect from John Lewis.
12 October 2013