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Platform Bed No. 1 in Solid Walnut Wood

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.

Free White Glove Delivery within the Continental USA

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Description

PLATFORM BED No.1 IN SOLID WALNUT by WILBUR DAVIS STUDIOS

Have you searched everywhere for an elegant walnut 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.

Materials & Sustainability

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 lacquer (Agualente from ML Campbell).

Woods finished with Rubio Monocoat:

  • Walnut
  • Mahogany
  • Cherry
  • White Oak (upon request)

Woods Finished with ML Campbell Aqualente

  • Maple
  • Ash
  • Beech
  • White Oak (upon request)

Dimensions

We make this to order in standard bed sizes.  Use the drop down list to make your selection.


Overall footprints:

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.

Assembly

We ship these beds with white glove delivery and in-home setup.   This video illustrates the assembly process for Platform Bed No. 1.

Delivery

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.

Customize

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!

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3 reviews for Platform Bed No. 1 in Solid Walnut Wood

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrea S.

    This bed is even more beautiful in person. It’s so solid and makes it feel like we have a new mattress. The sellers were fantastic and answered my many questions quickly. The delivery went smoothly. We love it! Highly recommended!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anna D.

    The bed arrived yesterday. It is beautiful, exactly as pictured on the website. Light, modern, elegant. Shipping was good, packed very well. We installed it in 20 minutes. Very pleased with this purchase and would recommend this bed to anyone.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter M.

    Beautiful and well made piece of furniture. We bought the bedside tables and then the bed. They compliment each other perfectly. Communication and overall customer service was excellent. Very happy 🙂

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