Matheney Panel Bed by Andover Mills Review

Overview

Trends come and go, fashions change, but elegance and class are timeless. With that in mind, it can be said that the 50s represented a decade in which sleek designs, simple aesthetics, and solid hues ruled in the world of fashion and design. These are the themes that were the inspiration for the Matheney Panel Bed that is brought to you from the House of Andover Mills.

Made of solid and reliable metal, this is a bed that will easily fit your bedroom or suite and will give you a comfortable place to sleep, not only for kids but for bigs as well! You can give it a splash of color with a multicolor blanket or comforter with colors of your choosing, a few side or throw pillows, or a designer canopy that will add loads of sophistication to your ensemble. Some people prefer simpler things such as bedding and sheets in single colors with straight-lined designs to really bring out the classical touch of this item. Furthermore, not only does it come with metal slats, a center rail, and four metal legs that give you all of the support that you could possibly need, it doesn’t even need a box spring for use!

This item is made to perfectly suit the bed needs of the new homeowner. Andover Mills strives to bring together modern looks that ooze classical elegance. With striking patterns, old-style aesthetics, and grounded color combos that set off upholstery designs that feature straight silhouettes, Andover Mills helps deliver cost-friendly furniture items tailored for homes and living spaces of all types and sizes. If you are either putting together your living room or want to add some character to your seating arrangement, Andover Mills will give you what you need to do the job right.

Features

This product comes with a metal frame and a finished back. A box spring is neither required nor included, but slats are required and included. The Full and Queen size models of the bed come with 14 slats, while the Twin size comes with 16 slats. Furthermore, the Twin, Full, and Queen size models have 4 inches of space between the slats, and they come with two center support legs. Mattresses do not come included with this item, but the recommended mattress height is 10 inches. An open-frame headboard is included, as is a footboard.

The product can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and is made in China. Assembly is required, and it comes with a 1-year product warranty. It is certified for commercial and residential use and comes with a Proposition 65 warning for California residents.

Here are the dimensions of the different models available for this item. Be sure to measure the size of the space you have available against the dimensions of the item you intend to buy to ensure a good fit.

Twin Size

  • Overall dimensions: 46” H x 42” W x 78” D
  • Overall Product Weight 36.5 lb.
  • Footboard: 42” W x 25.5” H
  • Headboard Width – Side to Side: 42”
  • Weight Capacity: 225 Pounds

Full Size

  • Overall dimensions: 46” H x 57” W x 78” D
  • Overall Product Weight: 49 lb.
  • Footboard: 42” W x 57” H
  • Headboard Width – Side to Side: 57”
  • Weight Capacity: 450 Pounds

Queen Size

  • Overall dimensions: 46” H x 63” W x 83.5” D
  • Overall Product Weight: 55 lb.
  • Footboard: 42” W x 63” H
  • Headboard Width – Side to Side: 63′

Other Dimensions

  • Headboard: 46” H
  • Bottom of Side Rail to Floor: 6.5”
  • Weight Capacity: 500 Pounds

Available Select Upholstery

This is a metal bed that comes in bronze, white, matte black, and gold color options.

Pricing

All the prices are only for reference, Exact price will be based on the latest quotation.

The Matheney Panel Bed can currently be purchased online at a price of $103.30, which represents savings of 47% off the base price of $194.24. The white and bronze options are actually priced at $98.06, while the gold version goes for $108.55. Furthermore, the larger the bed, the costlier it becomes, and the smallest size (which is the Twin size) goes for the prices listed above, while the prices change to $135, $147, and $184 as you go from Twin to Full, Queen, and then ultimately King size.

There are protections plans available for all of these items that come at relatively low prices and are refundable within 30 days of purchase. After buying the bed, you can purchase the three-year plan for $12.99 or the five-year plan for $18.99. This will help you to keep your bed sofa and not lose all that it has to offer.

For beds that all fall under the $200 range, this one is a real winner. You can’t get much lower than this without risking quality, and you wouldn’t want to unnecessarily go any higher, so the Matheney Panel Bed really works out in terms of cost and budget.

Pros

Most customers said that they loved this bed. For those who wanted a metal bed that was bronze and not black, this bed gave them the options they needed. It is easy to assemble, stands sturdy, and it looks great. The metal has a textured finish, not a simple and smooth one. Great for kids. You can use it with a memory foam mattress that does not require a box spring. You can even add a low-profile box spring to raise it up just a little you’re your child grows a little older. An additional benefit of this bed is that it can be assembled at two different heights.

Other people used this bed in their attic guest room and craft space, and they were even able to buy it on sale for as little as $100 or so, which represents significant cost savings as compared to buying a regular bed with a dedicated box spring. Putting it together is really easy, and all the tools you need are included. Furthermore, an additional benefit is that you can use this bed with a traditional box spring or mattress set or choose to use just a mattress on its own. With two different height legs included, as well as no problematic squeaking or wiggling and great looks, this item is a winner.

Cons

One customer was very disappointed with their purchase of this item. She said that, while she wanted to fall in love with this bed frame, it fell way below her expectations. The entire bed frame itself is extremely light. This might be something that sounds nice at first, but it makes for a lot of moving around and sliding, especially on wooden floors. Also, they found the headboard and footboard to be very wobbly no matter how tightly they fastened the screws.

The next issue they had was with assembly. It seems that the manufacturer did not properly thread one of the bars that frame the bed for this particular customer. As a result, the screws did not properly fasten, and they were unable to get it in so that it’s properly secured. Because of that issue, the platform didn’t properly support the mattress and the supporting feet that are in the center now lean severely, causing the center to slope. This customer had a great new mattress, but the manufacturing faults of this bed affect it negatively so that the entire frame is basically a dud.

Finally, this bed can make quite a bit of noise. A number of customers complained that it makes a lot of noise at night whenever you toss or turn to the point that the sound ends up waking you up. It is not made for two people, even if you don’t exceed the 500-pound weight limit. Also, the legs may become bent, so picky buyers should proceed with caution with this item.

Conclusion

With as many sales as this item has, you’re bound to come across a few that are not entirely positive. This item has close to 7,000 reviews, with over 5,000 of them perfect 5-star ratings. With an overall score of 4.6 on the 5-star scale, this item really is a winner. What we saw in the positive and negative reviews was that this is a decent piece in terms of the price and available metal finishes, and it is relatively easy to assemble and is generally delivered quickly and on time. It can be used without an expensive bed spring and can fit into a variety of spaces and settings.

The downsides of this item, however, are that it can sometimes be quite noisy, making it less appropriate for light sleepers. It can also cause you trouble if you end up waking up every time your significant other gets up or into bed. While it comes in four sizes and can essentially cater to all your bedding needs, it is basically a budget item that you might want to keep for the guest room or the likes of dormitories, small kids’ rooms, or just as a showpiece.

In closing, we do not accept money, gifts or samples from furniture companies in exchange for special consideration in the preparation of our reviews.

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