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South Shore Back Bay Platform Bed

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South Shore Back Bay Platform Bed

This bed features a sleek design, which adds a simple yet sensational allure to any bedroom. Create that comfortable and contemporary bedroom you always dreamed of. This platform bed will go with any other pieces from South Shore’s collections in the same finish. *Reworked, improved assembly as of January 2015*


  • The mouldings of the platform bed have profiled edges that help the mattress to stay in place
  • Thanks to the improved assembly, the space under the bed can be used for seasonal storage (sheets, clothing, etc.). Rounded corners for increased safety
  • This bed is an economic choice since it does not require a box spring. Pairs well with pieces in the same finish
  • Can support a total weight of up to 500 lbs. Mattress and accessories not included
  • The assembly for this bed has been reworked and improved, as of January 2015. Requires complete assembly by 2 adults (tools not included)
  • The box for this item is heavy, so be sure to have a friend with you – or good biceps! – when it arrives
  • This product's packaging has been tested and is certified to reduce the risk of damage during shipment.
  • 5-year manufacturer's limited warranty
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Product Details:

  • Bed Type: Platform
  • Frame Material: Manufactured wood
  • Headboard Included: No
  • Box Spring Required: No
  • Assembly Required: Yes
  • Product Warranty: 5 year limited warranty
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Full Size

  • Overall: 9.75" H x 77.25" W x 58" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 115lbs

Queen Size

  • Overall: 9.75" H x 82.5" W x 64" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 131lbs

King Size

  • Overall: 9" H x 82" W x 81" D
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South Shore Back Bay Platform Bed

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Assembly Instructions

Weights & Dimensions

Full Size

  • Overall: 9.75" H x 77.25" W x 58" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 115lbs

Queen Size

  • Overall: 9.75" H x 82.5" W x 64" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 131lbs

King Size

  • Overall: 9" H x 82" W x 81" D

Additional Weights & Dimensions

  • Platform Overhang: 3.5"


Bed Type: PlatformStyle: Coastal; Modern; Vintage
Finish or Fabric: ChocolateDistressed: No
Frame Material: Manufactured woodSolid Wood Construction: No
Upholstered: NoNumber of Items Included: 1
Non Toxic: YesMattress Included: No
Headboard Included: NoBox Spring Required: No
Underbed Storage: NoTrundle Bed Included: No
Hidden Storage: NoWeight Capacity: 500 Pounds
Product Care: Wipe clean with dry clothEco-Friendly: Yes
Country of Manufacture: Canada 


Assembly Required: Yes
  • Tools Needed for Assembly: Hammer, a standard screwdriver and a philips screwdriver
Additional Parts Required: No


Product Warranty: 5 year limited warranty 


FSC Certified: YesEPP Compliant: Yes
CPSIA or CPSC Compliant: YesCARB Compliant: Yes
ISTA 3A Certified: YesGeneral Conformity Certificate: Yes

About the Manufacturer

South Shore is a recognized leader in North American furniture manufacturing. South Shore Furniture was established in 1940 and has been making furniture for three generations. South Shore's ready-to-assemble bedroom furniture has a reputation for quality and excellence at affordable prices for today's family.


The Back Bay Platform Bed is a Coastal or Modern style product. Coastal style is exemplified by perfect for a beach or lake house or coastal design features whites, blues, and sandy neutrals. Motifs such as shells, coral, sea life and nautical instruments complete the look. Modern style is very sleek with clean lines, and generally incorporates high gloss using whites, greys, and blacks. A focus on geometry and angular shapes is a hallmark of modern design. Glass and leather are also seen a lot with modern style. You can shop for more Coastal or Modern Beds in the Furniture section of our site.

South Shore Back Bay Platform Bed


“Hello, does this come with a headboard of any sort?” asked by Robert

"Hello Robert, this does not have a headboard." Erica from Wayfair


“Hello, do you know the weight limit of this bed?” asked by Ace

"Hey Ace, the weight limit for this bed is 500 pounds, including the bed." Erica from Wayfair


“Hi, does this come with a mattress or is it just the bed? ” asked by Nancy

"Hi Nancy, this listing of the South Shore Back Bay Collection platform bed is just the bed. No mattress is included." Wayne from Wayfair


“Hi, are all the parts required for this bed included in the purchase? Do I have to purchase any other parts separately, such as slats, wooden supports?” asked by Fiona

"Hello Fiona, this comes with all the parts needed for the bed. This does not include a headboard, as this bed is not intended to be used with a headboard." Carol from Wayfair


“Hi, are all sides of the South Shore Back Bay Collection Platform Bed covered with the molding piece or is one end left without it?” asked by Yen

"Hi Yen, the South Shore Back Bay Collection Platform Bed has one end left without the molding piece." Chloe from Wayfair


“Hi, does this bed have slats or does the mattress sit on a solid piece of flat-wood?” asked by Keith

"Hello Keith, the mattress will sit on 6 wide planks." Devan from Wayfair


“Hello, does this item require a box spring?” asked by Deb

"Hi Deb, this item does not require a box spring." Bowdie from Wayfair


“Hi, what are the dimensions of the king size bed?” asked by Ara

"Hi Ara, the dimensions of the king size bed are 9" H x 82" W x 81" D." Ryan from Wayfair


“Hi, what is the color of this bed?” asked by Debbie

"Hi Debbie, the color of this bed is chocolate." Janelle from Wayfair


“Hi, how long is the full size bed?” asked by Vivian

"Hi Vivian, the full size bed is 77.25" long." Shaylee from Wayfair


“Hi, can the bed take a headboard?” asked by Luis

"Hi Luis, the bed is not meant to have a headboard." Brianna from Wayfair


“Hi, what are the shipping dimensions of the bed?” asked by Ritesh

"Hello Ritesh, the shipping dimensions would depend on the size of bed." Catherine from Wayfair


“Hi, is assembly required for the bed?” asked by Bernard

"Hi Bernard, yes, assembly is required for this bed." Sean from Wayfair


“Hi, does the bed require a box spring?” asked by Rai

"Hi Rai, the bed does not require the use of a box spring." Kelsey from Wayfair

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Dependable Design
Cherished Heirloom

Mixing fashion with function, South Shore offers ready-to-assemble furniture at wallet-friendly prices without sacrificing style. Assembly is simple, but can be time-consuming and will move faster if you enlist the help of a friend. Each year, the company spends a considerable amount of time and resources to ensure that their products are engineered around customer needs and that photography accurately represents what you’ll get. The youth collection is a particular standout, with an array of options that incorporate fun themes and colors. Most shoppers use South Shore’s collection in guest rooms, dorm rooms, or a first apartment.

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Great but heavy product, but totally worth it!

Caitlin from Oklahoma City, OK– Verified Buyer

Okay, so when the instructions say it takes 2 people to put this together, they aren't kidding! It takes at least one really strong person and one person who is quick with a screwdriver. Whoever thought let's tell them to put the trim around the edge last! is cruel and mean! You get the whole (VERY HEAVY) thing put together and then you have to tilt the whole thing on it's side while you screw in like 5 screws on one side and then do the same on the other and then again on the other because trying to screw them in straight up while laying on your back is seriously IMPOSSIBLE. Assembly aside, the bed is great! We love it, it's structurally sound and super comfortable and quiet! All of which our previous bed was not! You really can't beat the quality for the price! There was one scrape on the trim of the wood that wasn't major and we'll probably just color in with a brown marker and you'll never notice it. So overall it's a great product just expect to spend a couple hours of hard work on it!

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Meh, it's OK

Edward from Brooklyn, NY– Verified Buyer

I'm giving it three stars because I can't give it two and a half. The Pros are: it's relatively cheap and it provides firm support. But, you get what you pay for. The materials are, of course, cheap; the particle board that operates as the platform is slightly larger than my queen mattress, leaving a rim where you can see that particle board; the edges of the bed, while rounded, are still perfect for smacking your legs right above the ankles (if you have a small bedroom, like I have); and lastly, the directions for putting together the bed are poor. I don't understand why manufacturers can't includes those things ... what are they called ... oh yeah, words, in their directions, rather than a photo that kind of looks like the materials. You'll be left wondering, why are there so many holes, why do I have a bunch of dowels left, etc? Anyway, you'll need two people to put this together. It took us about an hour and 20 minutes.

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Linda from Maplewood, NJ– Verified Buyer

This bed looks nice once completed. However it was not easy to assemble because the frame was not square, resulting in the platform panels not lining up at the top and bottom. I had to remove, reposition and refasten the panels several times. The instructions tell you to install the outer platform panels first, but when you do that the last interior panel won't fit. Also, the moldings had to be fastened from underneath because the bed was too heavy to flip upside down. As there are no pilot holes in the molding, it is nearly impossible to get the screws into the wood all the way, especially from such an awkward position. A short phillips screwdriver is required, and you can't get much torque on it from underneath. Definitely a 2 person job. The manufacturer needs to rethink the assembly process; needs improvement.

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Cara from Huntsville, AL– Verified Buyer

I ordered this bed a few days before I was to move to into my new apartment and I love it! It's sturdy, comfortable, and delivery was quick. It took us a couple of hours to put it together though. We got stuck on one part. Overall it's a great bed.

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best choice bed frame

Gladys from Moscow, ID– Verified Buyer

For the price this is a great bed frame. It helps to have two people for putting it together. Even a second person for reading the instructions helps. The box is very heavy but it came earlier then expected and within an hour it was assembled. It doesn't slide well so I recommend putting it together in the place where you want it. We used it for a memory foam pad and it fit well and was just right.

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Affordable and stylish bed

Fernando from USA– Verified Buyer

This bed is affordable and very nice for my temporary usage. It is extremely sturdy and makes no noise at all, especially coupled with my casper foam bed. I would highly recommend for those looking for a nice looking bed that don't want to spend a lot of money.

My single dislike is enough to knock a star off. On the trim of the bed, there is a rounded off edge on one side and a flat side on the other. For some reason they made it so you have to put the rounded off sides in towards the bed rather than facing out of the bed. The makes for unneeded sharp corners all around the left and right side of the bed. The foot of the bed does not have this issue, they orientated the round edge facing out. All of the rounded edges should have been facing out in my opinion to save my legs!

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Good for the price but a couple flaws

KC from VA– Verified Buyer

Bed was fairly easy to put together, maybe an hour with one person assembling and the other reading instructions and holding the pieces in place. Two minor complaints. One, a couple screw holes were off and didn't match up with pieces underneath. Only affected the look of the bed in the back where the wood lines up but still frustrating. We also found a thin but very long crack going down the center of one of the planks. We are hoping that it doesnt get worse over time. Also, be aware of the weight capacity with this bed. We were a little concerned about 2 guests and a dog sleeping on this, especially with the small crack. Lastly, as other reviewers said, this bed is staying where you assemble it. I have no idea how we're going to move this bed next time we move as it will not fit through the door or down the staircase. Most likely it will have to be taken apart. Just hope it can be put back together soundly!

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Good platform

Mandy from Bismarck, ND– Verified Buyer

Plaform is solid. It's nice it goes to the floor then you don't have to worry about dust buunies collecting under the bed, which was the main reason we bought it. The reason I gave it 4 stars was the color isn't exactly like the picture online and it didn't come with the pads to go on the bottom of the bed to to prevent the floor from scratching . We just added our own pads that we had. If you have carpet that probably wouldn't be a big deal. It does take a little while to assemble, but my husband didn't mind. Overall we really like this purchase.

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Madeline from Honolulu, HI– Verified Buyer

Okay, first id like to comment on how quickly this was delivered to me. I ordered the bed, and it arrived all in the same week. This doesn't seem HUGE .......but i live in Hawaii and almost everything takes around 2 weeks. I was THRILLED. (Also, the product was delivered in great condition) The bed itself was quite heavy, but the weight helped with sturdiness. Assembly was easy to follow, although the last step was a bit of a challenge. I will absolutely be ordering from this company again, and would recommend it highly to others! :)

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Georgette from Jackson, NJ– Verified Buyer

I really love this platform bed. The directions were easy to follow and I didn't have a problem putting it together. I was surprised that it came with a marker to hide any scratches you might get.

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Back Bay Platform Bed is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: 3159233, 3159234, 3159248