A few months ago, we decided to get a King size bed. After looking for beds for what seemed like weeks and not having any luck at all, my husband and I went to IKEA in Atlanta. We had looked at a couple of the beds there previously and wanted to have another look.
After looking at the beds that we liked, we chose the Leksvik. The bed is made of solid pine and the wood is not from intact natural forests. IKEA makes quite an effort to be environmentally responsible. The wood stain matches our existing bedroom furniture. The sides of the bed are adjustable, which allows you to use mattresses of different thicknesses. For example, we used a mattress that we did not purchase from IKEA. It is very thick and we would not have been able to use the matress with the bed if it weren't for the adjustable sides.
A midbeam is included in the price but the slatted wooden bed base is not. It is not very expensive but make sure that you get it or you'll have to make another trip to the store.
Assembling the bed was no trouble at all. My husband and I worked together on it. This was necessary because of the width of the King size bed. It would have been nearly impossible for one person to be able to hold cerain pieces together and screw them in at the same time. By the way, I definitely recommend using an electric screwdriver.
I really like the Leksvik bed from IKEA. I like to tuck the duvet under the wooden bed sides. The bed looks so neat and comfy that way.