PLATFORM BED No.1 IN SOLID POPLAR with MILK PAINT FINISH by WILBUR DAVIS STUDIOS
This bed is simple, elegant, and strong. The square rails give the bed a lightweight appearance while maintaining a completely solid stance. We designed this frame to come apart easily and move without a lot of fuss. Once assembled though, it becomes clear that this is a piece that is here to stay.
For durability, we utilize mortise and tenon joinery in combination with bed bolt hardware. The mortise and tenon is one of the oldest and strongest joints in a woodworking. We use this joinery technique throughout this bed, but many of the joints are permanently glued. The exception to this is the rails. Instead of gluing these in place, we utilize high-quality bed bolts for the 4 points where rails meet head or footboards. These bolts lock the mortise and tenon in place with incredible strength, yet allow for easy disassembly when it’s time to move it. Beds that don’t use bolts can loosen up over time, leading to a permanently wobbly bed. This system of fastening stays perfectly tight and will serve you well for many years to come.
Our bed is built with robust poplar slats that nest into pocketed solid maple rails. Beds larger than twin are constructed with a solid maple mid beam to prevent sagging. The bed is designed for use without a foundation or box spring.
SUSTAINABILITY AND MATERIALS
All of our items are made to order from FSC-Certified Wood. This listing is for a solid poplar bed in the size of your choosing, finished with milk paint in the color of your choosing.
The finish pictured here is non-toxic milk paint and butcher’s wax. It is a finish that will burnish with time and use, which creates a gorgeous patina. The milk paint itself has a wonderful luster which brings a bit of rustic warmth to the modern form of this bed. If you are having difficulty deciding on a color we can send you color samples at your request.
We make this to order in standard bed sizes. Use the drop down list to make your selection.
The platform is 14 inches from the ground. The standard headboard height is 36 inches. The Salmon bed in the photos is a queen bed with a 42in headboard. The bed frame extends 2.75in around outside the dimension of the mattress. Slats are spaced under 2 inches apart to provide a supportive foundation for your mattress.
Overall footprints are as follows:
Twin: 44.5 x 80.5
Full: 59.5 x 80.5
Queen: 65.5 x 85.5
King : 81.5 x 85.5
Cal King: 77.5 x 89.5
We are also able to customize this design if you would like a special size or other alterations. Please contact us if you are interested in this before placing your order.
Beds are built to order and ship in 6-8 weeks.
Shipping available to locations in the Continental US. For this bed, we will use a white glove service for delivery as long as one is available in your area. For some rural locations where this is not possible, we will ship freight with lift-gate service.
The listed rate on the checkout page is a flat rate for all locations in the Continental US and covers the cost of crating, freight, and white glove delivery/lift-gate service. We can refund shipping overages in the event that shipping your piece is less expensive than this rate.
LOCAL PICKUP AND DELIVERY
We also offer shipping discounts for local pickup and for deliveries within a 2-hour drive of our shop in Fitchburg, MA. Pricing for these options will be shown on the checkout page. Please be sure to choose the option that works best for you.