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Bed Frame for Douglas Queen

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Jun 20, 2005
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Toronto

Bed Frame for Douglas Queen

Looking for a decent frame for a Douglas Bed Queen mattress I bought that doesn't break the bank. We usually don't do box springs as they are a pain to move. Already bought this one but it is delayed in shipping to June:

https://www.wayfair.ca/furniture/pdp/zi ... 60066.html

Any other ones that will stand the test of time. This is for a guest bedroom FYI so it will not be used heavily.

Thanks
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Oct 24, 2010
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Ottawa
What's the budget?

We wanted something with slats for proper mattress ventilation, but we also wanted a solid wood frame with a stylish headboard that would last a long time.

We bought a fairly simple wood frame from Distribution Triomphe based in Sherbrooke. An extra set of slats was $75 to get the base within the specs (<2" between slats) required by our mattress manufacturer. It has a centre support with 2 posts to the ground. Supports something like 1000lb.

We were told 4-6 weeks delivery, but it was made to order of solid birch (they also have some made of pine) and stained to our preferences. The price was around $1000 taxes and delivery included, which may seem like a lot but for the quality is considerably superior to the big box stores where solid wood frames (not OSB or plywood) started at $1200. We bought it sight unseen, so took a bit of a risk, but it's fantastic. It came in 3 boxes and took me 30 minutes to assemble.

They sell through a few different retailers, including Matelas Dauphin in Quebec or Futon D'Or in Montreal. We bought from Memory Foam Comfort, who is online only and based in Gatineau. The frame came by truck shipped directly from Sherbrooke 20 days after ordering. It seems their cheapest frame is in the $600 range, though.

It might be outside your budget and timeline expectations, but I wanted to throw it out there as a good alternative if you're looking for a piece of furniture that will likely last a generation.

No matter what you buy, though, make sure that the slat size and spacing matches your mattress's warranty requirements. Mattresses will sag over time without adequate support.
Last edited by Dynatos on Apr 22nd, 2020 5:55 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Feb 26, 2019
433 posts
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Ottawa
I can't comment on that specific bed. But I have a cheap upholstered wayfair bed (wood frame) supporting my casper hybrid king size mattress. The bed frame is definitely NOT up to the job. The centre support has broken twice. Once during assembly, which I repaired. The second time was in the middle of the night, lol. Collapsing bed will scare the hell out of you at 4:00am!! I've cobbled it together with some rough repair work, but I plan to replace it in the future.

So: be careful with a cheap wood frame under these foam mattresses (they are heavy!).

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