AmazonBasics Foldable Metal Platform Bed Frame

Last updated date: November 29, 2019

DWYM Score
9.4


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Overall Take

The AmazonBasics Foldable Metal Platform Bed Frame has a great amount of vertical space underneath for storage. There is no need to buy a separate box spring either, the slats on this bed will support having a mattress directly on them. In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the AmazonBasics AmazonBasics Foldable Metal Platform Bed Frame placed 2nd when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 5, 2019:
Checkout The Best Bed Frames for a detailed review of all the top bed frames.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
3,230 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It comes with box spring and offers a quiet supportive mattress foundation for all night sleep. Most impressive, this bed frame creates more underneath space by creating a vertical clearance of 13 inches.
- The Top Pro
The frame is made from high-quality materials that ensure reliable service for a long time.
- Top Ten Review Pro
June 19, 2019 | Full review
It has a very firm support and feels very solid. This assures consumers of dependability, long life and stays firm.
- The 10 Pro
August 29, 2019 | Full review
The easiest bed frame to set up on this list.
- The Sleep Advisor
What experts didn't like
Maximum weight limit of 250 pounds.
- The Top Pro
There is no central support column contacting the floor. And second there are no head to foot support beams, just cables.
- The Sleep Advisor

From The Manufacturer

Get a more restful night’s sleep with help from the AmazonBasics Platform Bed Frame, Black. The sturdy bed frame features a raised, rectangular-shaped design with horizontal panels and cross rows of wires that effectively support a mattress without the need for a box spring. The well-made bed frame sets up quickly and easily (no tools required), and it accommodates sleepers up to 250 pounds.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Zinus 9-Leg Support Bed Frame
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 0
2. AmazonBasics Foldable Metal Platform Bed Frame
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 4
3. Olee Sleep 14-inch Heavy Duty Steel Slat Bed Frame
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 10
4. Zinus Shalini Diamond Stitched Platform Bed Frame
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 11
5. Best Price Mattress Bed Frame
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 0
6. Simple Houseware 14-inch Full Size Platform Bed Frame
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 0
7. Zinus Shawn 14-inch SmartBase Bed Frame
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 12
8. Zinus Alexis 12-inch Deluxe Wood Platform Bed
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
9. Zinus Suzanne Metal and Wood Platform Bed
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
10. Zinus Mia Modern Studio 14-inch Platform Bed Frame
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 6
11. Zinus Modern Studio 10-inch Low Profile Bed Frame
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3

An Overview On Bed Frames

Bed frames are the foundation to a good night’s sleep. So before you make a purchase, check this guide for suggestions of things to look for in an ideal frame.

Start by reviewing the type of material the bed frame is constructed out of. Many are made from a sturdy steel, while others feature solid wood slats. Still, there are some models out there that are made from cheap materials, including plastic, and these units won’t hold up under the pressure of everyday use.

Next, decide if you’d like your bed to have a headboard. Some models come with a headboard, while others might not come with a headboard, but allow for attaching to one with as long as you have the appropriate hardware.

If you live in a small apartment or home, you’ll also want to take storage space into consideration. The Olee Sleep 14-inch Heavy Duty Steel Slat Bed Frame leaves 13-inches of space underneath for storing everything from photo albums to your wedding dress.

The type of mattress you plan to use with the bed frame is also important. There are styles of bed frames that work with memory foam, traditional spring and hybrid mattresses. Additionally, most frames can handle a box spring. Not all bed frames are designed for both a box spring and a mattress.

Review the product label for the words “noise-free.” You don’t want to spend good money on a bed frame that creaks every time you roll over in the middle of the night. Instead of falling right back to sleep, you’ll be jolted awake.

Finally, check to see how easy or complex the bed frame is to assemble. Some models require the use of your own tools, while others don’t need any tools at all. If you have a handyman in your home, this may not be an issue.

DYWM Fun Fact

Beds were originally constructed to keep people off of the ground while they slept so that bugs and rodents wouldn’t crawl on them. Beds have evolved significantly over time, being made from straw and animal skins in the early days and cloth filled with wool or feathers around 200 BC.

It wasn’t until the 18th century that mattresses were made with cotton. It was also during that time that the first mattress pads were created. The first box springs were made from woven rope.

The Guinness World Records Book lists the Netherlands as having the largest bed ever constructed. It was 86 ft. 11 in. long and 53 ft. 11 in. wide.

It is estimated that humans spend at least one-third of their lives sleeping in bed, which makes choosing the right bed seem much more important.

The Bed Frame Buying Guide

  • Check to see whether the company backs its bed frame with a warranty. The warranty may be whole or limited. If it’s limited, make sure you understand what repairs are covered before you make a purchase.
  • Most bed frames are made of metal and can be wiped down with a wet cloth to remove accumulated dust. You’ll also want to do this if you ever need to fold up and store the frame, such as during a move or to set aside for when company visits.
  • If your metal frame has any rust spots, brush the rust off with steel wool. Afterward, coat the area with a sealant.
  • When storing a bed frame, it is important to wrap it in some kind of blanket. Moving blankets are ideal for this. Not only does this protect the frame, but it also keeps the metal frame from scratching anything else in your garage or storage unit.
  • Not all bed frames are ideal for all mattress types. Before you select a frame, make sure you know it will accommodate the type of mattress you plan to buy. Additionally, not all bed frames are capable of being attached to a headboard. If you plan to use a headboard, check to see what hardware, if any, is needed to get the job done.
  • If you ever need to move your bed around the room due to a remodel, consider using a set of sliding discs under the feet. These discs protect your flooring, while making it a cinch to push the bed into a new position.