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I know you want to see the frame in person, but have you considered purchasing from amazon?
They have quite a bit of designs to choose from.
I purchased this one (I would wait for the price to drop, I paid $140): [link]
I had 2 minor issues with this frame.
1 was the mattress sliding around (not an issue if the bed is against 2 walls) and 2, the delivery person was not capable of carrying the box up the stairs by him/herself, so instead they left the giant box in my driveway, open for any, really strong, person to steal.
If you have 2 people it shouldn't be an issue.
I bought two Zinus Ultima Comfort 10" mattresses (master and guest bedroom) and overall I'm happy with them. One came rather firm and the other didn't expand to the full 10" and was very plush. Similarly, I was sleeping on junk before this mattess so it was still a welcome upgrade. Just know there may be some variance.
I also bought the heavy duty version of the foundation for both, which I would definitely recommend. It's rock solid with bars instead of the wires.
If you want to attach a headboard you'll end up having to buy a $10-15 bracket, but it's worked out great.
Look into seeing if this will fit inside of your existing bed frame. Or something similar.
Zinus Demetric 14 Inch Elite SmartBase Mattress Foundation / for Big and Tall / Extra Strong Support / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Sturdy / Quiet Noise Free / Non-Slip, Queen [link]
I've considered buying a Malm bed frame but supporting it with a SmartBase metal frame (apparently you can remove the internal hardware of the Malm).
Has anyone done similar?
I have this platform. The chat rep confirmed it was sufficient for the Ultimate Hybrid and it isn't dissimilar to what mattresses.net sells on their site.
If you'd be willing to spend a bit more on this one it's got a lot more support.
As an additional aside to amend this:
Our IKEA mattress support after eight years of vigorous use (plus I’m a pretty big guy) developed a crack in one of the wooden mattress supports. We really loved the frame and didn’t know what to do. We ended up getting a ZINUS Mattress support that fit perfectly inside our IKEA outer bed frame. It is extremely sturdy, unbelievably easy to assemble, holds up to 1100 pounds and wasn’t terribly expensive. Obviously, every frame/mattress size has its own corresponding ZINUS product we simply adore the king-size one that we got. The link below will indicate what we bought. It does not require a Bunkie board or plywood to support our mattress.
Zinus 14 Inch Elite SmartBase Mattress Foundation / for Big & Tall / Extra Strong Support / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Sturdy / Quiet Noise Free / Non-Slip, Queen [link] [link]