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Hemnes Bed

We went to IKEA last week and we made sure to stop by the bed section so we could test out the quality of the Hemnes bed. I love the look but I’m a little on the fence. The bed seems stable enough but the four posters are a bit wobbly.

  1. Jamie Meares

    October 2, 2007

    we have a four poster bed frame thingy like this, and honestly, you will be miserable if its not sturdy. since its all connected, it will sway and creek and be shaky forver if its not solid. ours is steel, so its more stable that the wood, i would think, but its getting older and it def. sways and creaks and has seen better days. what about the pb teen one? the black one with the top thing?

  2. Josh

    October 2, 2007

    We are HUGE Ikea fans and we were not a fan of the bed we got there when we first married. Most Ikea beds have a system of wooden slats that go under the mattress to hold it in place since their is no box-spring. The slats rest on a metal frame mounted to the inside of the bed, but there is not a ton of overlap between the slat and the metal support. We found that when we were both in the bed the slats had a tendency to “pop” out and cause a corner or two of the bed to fall to the floor. Not pleasant. Use ikea for their bookshelves and tables and chairs and decor, but not beds. (It is beautiful BTW – I bet you could find a similar one at CB2.)

  3. Ten Thousand Only

    October 2, 2007

    bf and i have this bed in dark brown. granted, when we get ‘grown up’ furniture, we’ll invest in something more significant but for now, it works. i like how it’s high enough above the floor that storage bins are an option underneath. if you’re noticing the wobbliness of the floor model, i’ll say that it’s a lot sturdier when you actually build your own.

  4. Kimba

    October 3, 2007

    I’m looking at getting the Hemnes bed as well, though not the four posters. The black / brown one. It would be our first headboard since we’ve been married (nearly 3 years ago…). Love your blog.

  5. Anonymous

    October 5, 2007

    I, too, can relate to the mattress falling through experience. When I lived in NYC, I had an IKEA bedframe with the slats underneath. My mattress was constantly falling through – and it was only me sleeping in the bed (and I am fairly small)! I can not tell you how many times I woke up because my mattress fell through in a corner or on one side. And it is not a fun fix either – trying to wedge your mattress out of the frame is ridiculous. I love IKEA, but would never ever purchase another bed from them.

  6. angela hardison

    October 8, 2007

    hello, i’ve come to your blog a few times from links on others i read… i love everything you post about, including this bed which my husband and i were thinking about buying. (we’re currently undecided, too, for the same reasons).

    anyway, just thought i’d say hi and i hope you don’t mind that i’m adding a link to your blog in my inspiration section!

  7. love.boxes

    October 9, 2007

    I would find someone who can make that for you custom. It is a simple design and a real craftsman could make it very stable and could design it to be able to move easily.

  8. Bonnes Family

    January 1, 2009

    We bought this bed and we love it! Haven’t had it very long but it seems pretty sturdy to me. It looks great and I feel like a queen in it.

  9. Anonymous

    January 1, 2009

    I Love this bed! We just bought it and it is pretty sturdy! It doesn’t creek it isn’t shaky I love it!

  10. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009

    i'd agree with those who had the wooden slats fall off, i bought a bed from Ikea, am very irritated by it in less than a year now. Ikea just don't seem to be the right choice for beds.

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