This Platform bed is all about strength and beauty. Our careful design and construction methods result in a bed which is simple, elegant, and strong. In addition, Platform Bed No. 1’s square rails give the modern wood bed a lightweight appearance while maintaining a completely solid stance. Choose from a variety of hardwoods, with an eco-friendly finish. For all our beds, we’ve selected finishes that accentuate the natural beauty of the wood grain and are gentle on you and the environment at the same time.
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Have you searched everywhere for an elegant mahogany platform bed with classic style that is also built to last? Modern platform beds with solid wood construction, created to endure the test of time aren’t easy to find. In our search for a simple, strong, wood bed with a minimal look, we found very few options available. Even the solid wood beds we found on the market had their weaknesses. Many only used thin boards which could flex and wobble. Others were finished with VOCs that lead to poisonous off gassing. Still, other beds used problematic fastening systems that would loosen up at the time. That’s what ultimately inspired Wilbur Davis Studios to design and create Platform Bed No. 1 back in 2012.
Platform Bed No. 1 is simple, elegant, and strong. The 2.75-inch thick square rails give the bed a lightweight appearance while maintaining a completely solid stance. Carefully sculpted tangent legs and headboard detailing give this bed a presence that a mass-produced bed simply cannot match. The headboard center panel floats inside the solid wood frame and allows for seasonal movement without warping or curling.
We’re often asked if this bed can be disassembled. Yes, it does come apart, and ships disassembled. We designed this frame to come apart easily and move without a lot of fuss. Bolt-together assembly is easy, and the result is a strong, beautiful bed with a seamless appearance. For durability, this bed features 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 the headboard and footboard. 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 beech slats that nest into pocketed solid beech rails. These slats are always spaced at less than 2″ apart to provide the perfect balance of airflow and support, maximizing the life of your mattress. Beds larger than twin are constructed with a solid beech mid beam and center leg to prevent sagging. The bed is designed for use without a foundation or box spring.
PLEASE NOTE: The bed photographed shows a plywood foundation. All new beds will be produced with a hardwood slat system.
All of our items are made to order from FSC-Certified Wood.
On our furniture pieces, we use 2 different eco-friendly finishes, depending on wood species. On darker woods that benefit from a slightly amber tone we use a zero-VOC oil-wax finish (Rubio Monocoat). On lighter color woods where a non-yellowing finish is preferable, we use a low-VOC waterborne urethane finish.
Woods finished with zero-VOC Rubio Monocoat:
Woods Finished with Low-VOC waterborne urethane finish
We make this to order in standard bed sizes. Use the drop down list to make your selection.
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
Headboard Heights: 33″-42″ (measured from floor)
Platform Height: 14″
Underbed Clearance: 11.25″
Slat spacing: Varies by bed size, always less than 2″ apart.
We ship these beds with white glove delivery and in-home setup. This video illustrates the assembly process for Platform Bed No. 1.
Free White Glove Delivery within the Continental USA
We ship this bed with white glove delivery and include in-home setup at no extra cost. It’s worth it to make sure the bed reaches you safely and delivery is as smooth as possible.
Since we craft each piece to order, we can customize most designs.
Please contact us to discuss your needs prior to ordering. We look forward to hearing from you!
$4,650.00 – $6,000.00