What Materials to Choose in Platform Beds With Storage Drawers?
As you look around in the market today, there are wide selections of platform beds with storage drawers. All brands carry the same features-it serves as a space-efficient bed as well as storage. However, they’ve got different designs and materials which makes it confusing as to which among those items we’re going to buy and what’s more durable or not.
Here is a list of the three common materials being used on storage platform beds together with their pros and cons so that you will be able to know the difference and you’ll be guided to the right kind, based on your needs.
1. Platform beds made of domestic softwood
This kind of wood material (usually from Pine) is used for cheaper platform beds. It’s quite durable depending on how you use it, however, due to its softer surface the softwoods are vulnerable to bending and breaks. Manufactures are already making their best effort to prevent these damages by putting on paints, stains and varnishes to coat the soft part that will serve as its secondary protection.
The pros under this type is that it’s relatively cheaper, it isn’t heavy to transport, and aesthetically topnotch. Cons are of course-it can break easily so there’s a limit on the weight, and the bends will eventually form after a long time of use.
2. Storage Platform bed made of Hardwood
From the word itself, “hardwood” is a kind of material that is sure to last long, and durable enough to withstand damages like breaks, bends and deterioration. These are commonly made from maple woods or oak woods and they will last longer than any other material.
The pros under the hardwood material are-it’s extremely durable, lesser vulnerability to breaks bends and scratches. Cons under this material are a bit pricey, too heavy to transport and you can’t varnish or paint it.
3. Made of Metal
The most common material we see on the market nowadays is made of metal. It’s usually made of rolled steel/iron so it’s sturdy and durable. Since the materials can be quite easy to find, their prices are a lot cheaper than that of the wood.
Pros under this type are its cheaper, have wide variety of height and design, common in the market, and its durable. The disadvantage of this is that it may rust after a long period of use.
To determine which platform beds with storage drawers is best for you, try to assess your budget-is it enough for that material type or not? Are the materials being used perfect for my needs? As soon as you are able to match the material types and your current needs, then it’s time for you to decide.