Friday, June 19, 2015

Fjellse Bed review with the Jömna mattress and Lüroy slats

When you are a student, and quite the church mouse, and you have the added task of moving into a new apartment that has nothing in it, you would probably do what we did----- head over to IKEA! The answer to so many people's furniture problems and the birthplace of brilliant ideas that turn mere mortals into accomplished designers and carpenters! In the end, the result is rewarding and thats why we all do it!
I am a huge IKEA fan , just because I can afford the furniture, I dont own a car, and can transport everything by bus, and then last but not least, the blank as a canvas furniture could be transformed into anything the mind can conceive!
This post isnt about any Hacks, it is actually a review of the Fjellse bed:

When we set out to buy a bed, we were initially planning on buying an EXARBY sofa bed(we had used one in the past and even though it was 120x180cms as a bed, it was comfy for us two stick thing creatures).
An EXARBY bed would clock in at Euro 99,99
And a FJELLSE bed with everything would cost about  Euro Euro 129,98
The difference of gaining 20 cms more in width and height really did it for us, and we decided to spend the extra money and buy a Fjellse bed.
Now we weren't sure how it would work out and how well it would hold. So I began searching online for some clues and this bed had mostly good reviews, and I was curious about the mattress too, so I had to really dig around online in English and then becasue there wasnt enough out there I searched in German, which was just as much as the english ones.
In the end we went out and bought the Bed frame, the slats and the Jömna mattress.

We are bit stereotypical and even bought the same bed cover(its not very nice, more polyester-ish than anything i have ever touched)

Great value for money- Jömna

This is a close look at the slats that are stapled to the grey ribbon, hence the creaks are more amplified than if it was sturdier. I will be woodgluing it to the sides soon..

The two slats

I must say thought, this bed has exceeded my expectations.
It is sturdy, lightweight, and has very few creaks, and most of these creaks(in my experience) are from the slats(expensive slats would hold out much better)
The really good part is the mattress, for that cheap(Euro 49,99) to get a brand new mattress , the mattress is very good. I am planning to go out and buy a mattress cover one of these days just for added comfort, but I must say, this bed is good.
We have test driven it with active night time romps and it has been a silent spectator to all our craziness, not a creak to be heard.
I suppose it will wear out over time, but for right now, I am very happy with it.. I have a hack in mind for the headboard and will put up a post as soon as its ready!
Anyone has questions about this bed, I can give you honest answers and If you are considering buying a bed that is cheap but you want something new, go for the whole package, it is really good for the price!
So long :)
This  a small part of our cosy bed, and I will soon put up a post on the upgraded headboard design I have in mind


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  2. Thank you for your comment:)
    It's been about 8 months now and the bed is still doing well, we moved it around a bit and that contributed to it beginning to creak with sleep movement, however, my husband has tightened the screws and nails and it's back to it's good strength.
    It will creak over time but it's nothing a little screw tightening won't fix satisfactorily..

  3. Hey there, I just ordered this bed and assembled it. The slats (came in a set of 2) don't seem to be secured to the bed but instead lay on top of the middle beam and the side ridge. It seems that the slats could easily fall through the bed frame (which happened a lot when originally laying them out) have you had this problem and or any solution to it?

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  5. Another few days went by and the creaking resumed. So we went out and bought the Hövag mattress and laid our old duvet that covered the old mattress on top of the new mattress. We paid €229!but I must say this is the perfect solution. Wish we'd thought of it earlier. So we have a decent high bed with minimal creakage (I made up that word), and we were using the same old slats that are in the picture above. So the fault really was the Jömma mattress.