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If you’re in the market for a bed frame that’s suited to obese, overweight and heavy people, then you must make sure of a few things before you buy just any ole frame. As you and I are well aware, not all beds are created equal.
Us heavier guys tend to lets say reshape the foundation. This is because standard bed frames are simply not built for our heavy duty bodies. Result: Broken bed and time to reinvest into yet another bed frame. Seen it too many times unfortunately.
Height From Ground
|Sleep Master - Zinus||4400 Lbs (US) - 2400 Lbs (UK)||Steel Platform||King Deluxe||14 Inches|
|Olee Sleep T-3000||2000 Lbs||Steel Slat Bed||Twin To King||18 Inches|
|South Shore Furntiure||500 Lbs||Wooden Platform Bed||Queen||9.62"|
|South Shore Trinity||500 Lbs||Wooden Platform Bed||Queen||8.5"|
|DHP Bombay Metal Bed Frame, Vintage Design||350 Lbs||Vintage Metal||Twin Or Full||Adjustable 7" to 11"|
I love this idea for a bed!. The Sleep Master Platform Metal Frame Bed is such a great money saving and excellent invention. It’s so relevant to us heavy people. They can handle massive amounts of weight.
In this particular case, the King size Deluxe Sleep Master is rated to withstand up to 4400 LBS of evenly distributed weight excluding weight of mattress. For UK buyers, amazon lists it as 2400 lbs. It’s important you select the ‘Deluxe’ version so that it has the 4400 pound weight capacity. Because of the design they are super strong and I reckon one of the most sturdiest bed frames you may ever come across. Just look at all those support beams.
What I also think is just fantastic is it’s very universal. They come in all your normal sizes, King Queen etc. But they can be modified to look amazing. How so?. Well you can either use these metal bed frames as is (Which is still pretty good) but if you like a bit of style. All you have to do is slide this frame inside your existing timber bed surrounds. If your starting from scratch you can also buy this metal frame and also buy the attachments to turn this super heavy duty metal bed frame into a gorgeous eye appealing bed frame/head rest ensemble.
Another cool feature of this frame, is the ability to create storage areas under the bed. I really don’t like super low beds that you cant even fit a single box underneath. This is not practical for many families. Fortunately this bed frame is raised with a spacious 13 inches to store all those unsightly boxes, shoes or whatever you want. Check out the images of the storage space or go straight to the reviews on Amazon.com. Having the extra height is also great because it’s easier on us heavier people to get in and out of bed. This is also applicable to people with bad backs.
I typically don’t like wooden slat beds, but this is due to the difficulty of assembly. But this 2000 pound capacity King size T-3000 bed from Olee uses a much more heavy duty steel construction. No more trying to bend and twist those wooden slats into the slots on the bed. Assembly on this bed is very simple and the steel slats simply made it a dream to put together. If you allow yourself 15 to 30 minutes, you should be right.
Apart from easy assembly, the next best feature of this T-3000 Olee bed frame is that it has a greater height between floor and bed than that of the above Sleep Master. The T-3000 is a nice 18 inches in height. So when you load a king size mattress on top, it’s pretty spot on for how high a bed for a larger person should bed. The extra space under the bed is also a great way of storing larger and taller items around the house. An extra 4 inches in height really does make a difference.
The support of this bed frame is quite comforting. It has a 2000 pound weight capacity (according to Olee support) which is quite enough for two larger size people. When you add the inclusion of maybe 200 lbs for a king size mattress, you are left with some nice weight capacity freedom.
Because everything is steel on this frame, you should expect it to go the distance in terms of longevity. There are 9 support legs on this bed frame. 3 on either sides and 3 more that run down the center of the bed. This creates a very even weight distribution construction. This is how it would achieve such a high weight capacity. Another thing I like about this frame is the lip that runs around the edge of the frame. This helps to keep the mattress in position and not slide off the bed frame. A really good idea and on that should be used more often.
Overall I find the T-300o Olee King bed frame to be very quite to sleep on and very stable. It certainly is one of the more heavy duty bed frames out there. My only suggestion would be that if you sleep on memory foam, I would lay a cut to size bit of fibro or plywood down. Even tho the gaps are considerably small between slats (8″ between center to center). Be sure to drill holes into the ply hood so that the memory foam can breathe.
Exploring away from the steel framed beds we venture into the complete package bed frame with bed head etc. Now this bed frame by South Shore Furniture is rated to hold up to 500 pounds. This is good for the overweight pair or even better for the big man who wants to stretch his legs. Available in Full, King or Queen which is available in either Chocolate or Pure White.
As this bed doesn’t require a box spring and is ready to go as is, it’s a good choice for the consumer on a budget. The under board is a dead flat surface and is another great choice for memory foam mattresses designed for the plus size consumer. The mattresses are held in place by snug fitting moldings. Which is great for the times you don’t want the mattress sliding around. Underneath the bed you can find a convenient storage place for your bed sheets, pillows etc. Equivalent
Overall we think this bed is good bang for your buck. Not too much quality is compromised with the price and it looks rather nice and well made. It’s quite a sturdy and relatively squeak free frame. Highly recommended if you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg. A great investment for the under 500 Lbs category.
Another moderately priced bed frame by South Shore Furniture. Similar to the above bed in many ways with a slight twist in design. This bed is also rated to hold up to 500 pounds but is only suitable for Full or Queen size mattresses. I like how the drawer is pulled out from the end of the bed rather than the sides. This is especially helpful in smaller rooms where space on either side of the bed is an issue.
This cute bed frame is most definitely for the Lady of the house. It’s rated to only 300 pounds, so please keep this in mind. Once you take just one look at this beautiful metal bed frame it’s extremely hard to say no too. Both my Daughters want one in their room’s they say, “Wow, it’s so so pretty, came we have it”. But I think that’s a buying choice they can make in a few years.
You may be wondering if plus sized Women can actually fit into this adorable bed?. Simple answer Yes!. It is a twin size frame which is still the same length bed as a King or Queen. Just not as wide and still rated to 300 lbs. So its really a decent bed for any Women, overweight or not!.