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Amazon Mattress Frame Review: The Zinus SmartBase

Brian lives in Portland, Oregon, and spends his days crafting high-end home remodels.

The bed frame fully assembled

The bed frame fully assembled

Why I Chose the Zinus SmartBase Mattress Frame on Amazon

I just moved into a new apartment and was in need of a great bed frame. As an Amazon Prime member, I decided to check out their selection of bed frames with free shipping. I was looking for a few different things in my purchase.

  1. A great price: After all my moving costs, the last thing I wanted to do was break the bank on something as simple as a bed frame. I was able to purchase this durable, queen-sized bed frame for only $79.00. My local mattress store was selling the same frame for over 25% more than Amazon. Steal!
  2. Ease of assembly: When I unpackaged this bed frame, I was very pleased to find out how easy it was to assemble. I think it took me about ten minutes or less. Check!
  3. Bed stability: As you'll see in my review. I found this frame to be very stable and feel incredibly solid for its lightweight build. Boom!

So, let's take a look at the Zinus SmartBase Bed Frame from when I ordered it to when it reached my front door and my first night's sleep . . .

Bed Frame Sizes, Specs, and Perks

The Zinus SmartBase Mattress Frame comes in six different sizes ranging in (approximate) price:

  • The Twin: $64
  • The Twin XL: $69
  • The Full: $116
  • The Queen: $130
  • The King: $150
  • The California King: $165

After all my research, I was really pleased to find such a stable, lightweight bed frame at such a reasonable price. I even bought two! One for me, and one for my spare room.

Delivered to my front door

Delivered to my front door

The parts and instruction manual

The parts and instruction manual

Easy Bed Frame Assembly

My bed frame showed up in a mid to large cardboard box, almost as wide as my door, and reaching to my doorknob. I plopped it in my family room and started to unpack. I was really happy with how easy this was to put together. All you have to do is . . .

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  1. Unfold the base.
  2. Swing out the legs and lock them in with the cross bar and wing nuts
  3. Then attach the two bases together.

No tools are necessary, except a knife to cut the zip ties when you're unpacking. Check out my picture below to see how it looks, just out of the box.

Two folded frames to unfold and attach

Two folded frames to unfold and attach

Bed Stability

Once my new bed frame was put together and in place, I put my mattress down and flung the weight of my body onto it. I was pleased to find out how sturdy the mattress platform was as my 195 lb. frame landed on it. The Zinus SmartBase can easily hold two heavier individuals with no issue. It stays in a place, even with a lot of motion applied to the bed frame. So for those that shift in their sleep or enjoy their time with a partner, this bed will give you every bit of stability you need.

Another great thing about this platform bed frame is that you don't need a box spring. I've never owned one, so this was the perfect fit for me. Though, if you happen to have a box spring, I imagine it would work out just as well.

Perks of the Zinus SmartBase Bed Frame

Everyone can use a little more storage in their house or apartment. One of the great things about this frame is that it sits 14 inches above your floor, allowing you 13 inches of storage space below it. I decided to place milk crates below it for storage and to add some style to the relatively simple frame.

It's also low profile, so adding your own headboard to the bed is a simple addition that anyone could make. Whatever style you're looking for in your bedroom, the SmartBase can easily accompany it.

The Bed Frame Poll

My Experience From Purchase to Sleep

My overall experience with this bed frame has been exceptional. Why?

  1. It was an easy purchasing experience.
  2. The quality was beyond what I had expected.
  3. Anyone could assemble the bed frame with no tools or experience.
  4. The stability of the bed frame was more than efficient for two mid-to-heavy individuals.

Overall I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for an easy and sleek bed frame. Unless you're looking for something with high style right out of the box, then I think you'll enjoy this purchase as much as I did!

Please, comment below and give me your opinion on the Zinus SmartBase bed frame, or leave a question. I'll be happy to address any concerns!

Thanks for reading, and good luck on your search for a great bed frame!

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