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Ottoman bed with wooden slates - central support required? DWR Nest Bed

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09 Jan 2020 11:52 #1 by richkohan
I've purchased the Nest bed frame from Design Within Reach.. and I have some issues. I've put a Saatva innerspring mattress.. first a luxury firm.. and it was awful. Uneven, heavily dipped in the middle.. a disaster. We thought it was defective, sent it back.. and got the extra firm mattress from Saatva. Much better, but starting to feel a dip again in the middle, and I think it's becoming more pronounced.

I'm well within the mattress weight requirements of the bed specs (< 132 lbs) .. but i realized there is no center support from the frame to the ground. Is the mattress just sagging through the slats given no center support? Perhaps I should go with a more traditional Beautyrest type mattress?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. May send the bed back, but perhaps there might be another solution? Or perhaps the Saatva is just a poor mattress / match for the frame.

Link to the bed: www.dwr.com/bedroom-beds/nest-storage-bed/1727.html?lang=en_US
Link to the instructions / construction of the bed: www.dwr.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites...e%20Instructions.pdf

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09 Jan 2020 12:51 - 09 Jan 2020 13:44 #2 by MattressToGo
richkohan:

My comments upon this base would be the same as what I supplied years ago (where you posted a duplicate of this post in another thread). The metal rectangular steel in the center and perimeter should provide adequate center support with minimal flex. This is a common design and a leg to the floor isn't always required. The slats are bowed so they can accentuate slightly the difference between the sleeping area and the center, but I wouldn't think so much that it causes the mattress to feel a sag. But of course I don't have your platform bed here to analyze it or evaluate the quality of assembly.

Regarding the mattress, there's no reason that you would need a different style of support for it than what this base supplies. There is nothing specifically specified by Saatva regarding a base like this that it would be inadequate for those mattresses. It actually should be supportive for most mattress types.

You don't mention how long you've tested out each of the two mattresses you've had, but my best guess would be that this is more of a mattress issue versus the base. It could be that what you're experiencing is the normal softening or breaking in of a new mattress and you don't like that. The top panel of your mattress could be cut too large and allowing for a bit of excess initial impressioning. The first mattress could be just softer than what you like. Without you and the product in front of me, I couldn't give you a truly accurate analysis, just best guesses from 25+ years doing this.

One of the best ways to test things would be to place your mattress on the floor and see if over a week or so it does the exact same thing. If it does, the issue is with the mattress and/or your comfort preference. If it doesn't, then maybe you don't like your new DWR bed set. (BTW, if this bed set is causing the mattress to sag in the center (which I wouldn't think to be normal), it will do that for every mattress.)

And for your comment upon maybe getting a Beautyrest, please do a search on this forum for Beautyrest and most importantly read through the Mattress Shopping Tutorial to learn about what to look for in a mattress, specifically learning about foam quality/density.

From a computer, that's the best advice I can offer. I hope it's helpful!

Jeff Scheuer, The Beducator™ Owner of Mattress To Go
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09 Jan 2020 13:33 #3 by Sensei
Hey richkohan,

Welcome to the TMU Forum :) !

I've purchased the Nest bed frame from Design Within Reach.. and I have some issues. I've put a Saatva innerspring mattress.. first a luxury firm.. and it was awful. Uneven, heavily dipped in the middle.. a disaster. We thought it was defective, sent it back.. and got the extra firm mattress from Saatva. Much better, but starting to feel a dip again in the middle, and I think it's becoming more pronounced.

I'm well within the mattress weight requirements of the bed specs (< 132 lbs) .. but i realized there is no center support from the frame to the ground. Is the mattress just sagging through the slats given no center support? Perhaps I should go with a more traditional Beautyrest type mattress?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. May send the bed back, but perhaps there might be another solution? Or perhaps the Saatva is just a poor mattress / match for the frame.


Thanks for your question to Trusted Member Beducation ~ MattressToGo , hope you found @JeffScheuer's response helpful. Thanks also to @TheBeducator, Jeff for your quick response and expert insights, your ongoing support of TMU consumer subscribers is always appreciated.

I too am interested in your answer to Jeff's point from your post:

You don't mention how long you've tested out each of the two mattresses you've had, but my best guess would be that this is more of a mattress issue versus the base. It could be that what you're experiencing is the normal softening or breaking in of a new mattress and you don't like that. The top panel of your mattress could be cut too large and allowing for a bit of excess initial impressioning. The first mattress could be just softer than what you like. Without you and the product in front of me, I couldn't give you a truly accurate analysis, just best guesses from 25+ years doing this.


Looking forward to more details…

Thanks,
Sensei

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