Zinus Platform Bed Review

Written by

Ben Trapskin

I have reviewed hundreds of mattresses, sheets, pillows, duvet inserts, comforters, sleep gadgets, and adjustable beds. My reviews are based on my personal experience and the feedback I get from customers.

Recently updated on February 25th, 2019 at 11:06 am

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The Zinus Platform Bed is a great value for the money. I bought a queen size bed for unboxing mattresses to review. This bed currently sells on Amazon for $217.54 for a queen. This bed has been featured in many of my mattress unboxing videos. What I especially like about it is that it is incredibly affordable and very easy to set up.

Shipping is free for Amazon Prime members and it should arrive in about 5 business days. There are other styles of this bed to choose from including the Zinus Deluxe Faux Leather and the Zinus Upholstered Tufted bed.

The bed will arrive in a flat box like the one below. There is an outer box as well to protect the inner box.

zinus bed box

In order to set up the frame quickly, I recommend a socket wrench with an allen key attachment. It comes with an allen wrench but having a socket wrench makes it a bit faster.

All of the parts are located inside the headboard.Simply unzip the headboard and take everything out. You can then use the pack of the headboard for storage. You could put an extra set of sheets or blanket behind it.

Zinus black

This is what the inside looks like with all the parts in it:

zinus inside

To start you just connect the two metal frames together and intersect then attach the head and foot boards. The feet screw directly into the bottom.

zinus frame

The sides of the bed are inserted into the headboard or foot board and the cross-section of the middle frame. Everything is a nice snug fit which reinforces the entire bed and makes it sturdy. Below is a picture of what it looks like all put together.


The wooden slats come stapled together so that they are perfectly spaced. They come in two bundles and velcro directly to the sides of the bed. This way you don’t hear them at all and you don’t need to worry about them shifting around.

This is one of the easiest beds I have assembled. Even easier than an Ikea bed. It also just looks great. Since it’s such a simple design, the bed is very versatile for design. It makes for a great bed for a guest room if not your master bedroom. It’s also relatively light and easy to disassemble so it can be easily transported. If you have a temporary living situation or have kids going off to college this would be a good choice, especially since you can have it delivered directly to your destination.

I love my Zinus bed. It would be a great addition to any mattress in a box that you purchase, especially since if you order them at the same time they should also arrive at about the same time too! Because it is a slat system, it will work most of the mattresses I have reviewed on my site and definitely all memory foam mattresses. No need for a box spring. The other advantage is that a slat system will allow your memory foam mattress to breathe a bit more. Soon I will be reviewing some of the Zinus mattress collection which are also very affordably priced.

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