Sturdy, cheap queen bed platform in Fairfax Co. VA pick up tonight??
August 17, 2017 7:49 AM   Subscribe

After spending a night on the couch, I'd like to replace our cheap broken Ikea platform frame with something sturdier (but still cheap)...that I could pick up on the way home tonight.

Queen size memory foam mattress, no bed spring, so we need a platform. Combined human weight roughly 525 pounds with one larger and one smaller, so we need something strong! The Zinus Elite looks like exactly what I need but it is completely not available, and even the cheaper Zinus options won't get here before Saturday.

I am commuting from (roughly) Springfield, VA to Chantilly, VA this evening, and my perfect unicorn of a bed platform would be found along that route tonight or at worst tomorrow. Ikea is unfortunately not along that route. I can borrow either a truck or a minivan along the way to transport whatever I get.

It doesn't have to be super pretty, we can put a bed skirt around it (or, even better, put it inside the remains of the Ikea bed frame). (Side note, the Ikea frame is entirely non-weight-bearing at this point....the whole outside frame has broken, not just the slats.)
posted by anaelith to Shopping (3 answers total)
Is it possible to just put the mattress on the floor for a little while? I think cheap, available immediately, and good are probably a "pick two out of three" kind of situation.
posted by mskyle at 7:58 AM on August 17, 2017 [4 favorites]

Yeah. Order the frame you really want, and put the mattress on the floor in the meantime. The Sweethome even cites us:

Some people put their mattresses right on the floor, and some mattress makers suggest this is okay, if you prop it up once or twice a week to air out. But elevating an all-foam or foam-topped mattress allows for continual airflow through the mattress—to let it “breathe” underneath. Moisture from your body, the floor, and the air in your home can condense underneath a mattress on the floor and lead to mold issues, especially in humid homes. Mattress maker Nest Bedding warns against putting a mattress on the floor, and commenters in a MetaFilter thread provide examples of mold growing under mattresses that aren’t regularly rotated or allowed to breathe.
posted by asperity at 8:12 AM on August 17, 2017

This is what Craigslist is perfect for! And it's very active in northern VA.
posted by mkuhnell at 12:26 AM on August 18, 2017

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