THEY BREAK LIKE CRAZY!!
As other reviewers have stated, it doesn't matter how light you or your bed is, these things will break, I've broken three. For what they are, even a quality product is kind of over priced at twelve bucks. However I do have a solution to keep them from breaking. If you fold up un-corrugated cardboard (like a cereal box) to a 2.5" x 2.5" square at about a half inch thickness the weight will disperse over the whole area of the square insert. you can also cut half inch squares from a 2x4 for the same effect. With my DIY cushions my girlfriend and I can share a queen size bed without the risers breaking.
May 15, 2012
I had these bed risers on my full-sized bed for a month and I loved them. They gave me so much more space for my tiny room. However, my boyfriend (who is an average sized guy) sat on my bed one day and within five seconds, one of the legs busted through a riser. I guess putting the weight on one side was too much for it, but it still seemed a little scary that they weren't built for that kind of thing. I would suggest getting them for a smaller bed and being careful about how much weight you put on them! Probably best for a twin bed.
February 26, 2014
better for small beds
I tried these risers first because they cost less money. Unfortunately, after a few weeks one of the bed frame corners broke through the riser. I have a queen sized bed.
One employee said the risers are more for twin sized beds. Then another said she also had a queen sized bed and she'd had no problems. Go figure! Now I use their wood risers, which cost twice as much : ( but they work
Make sure you keep the bed legs in the middle of the riser, as that is the strongest point.
January 13, 2014
Cheap and Flimsy
My roommates also bought these and have had no problem, so I realize it might just be the pack I bought that was defective. However, all 4 of mine have busted through from just sitting on my bed. I'm a 5'5" average size girl and shouldn't be heavy enough for these to break. Cheap- yes, but not worth having them break while you're sitting on your bed. I'm now having to replace them with something that is going to cost me a lot more and I have to take my bed apart to fix it. SO NOT WORTH IT!
April 4, 2011