PLATFORM BED No.2 STORAGE BED IN EBONIZED BLACK WALNUT by WILBUR DAVIS STUDIOS
This storage bed was designed for those who want an elegant, modern bed and wish to make efficient use of storage space at the same time.
There is no need to climb on the floor for storage bins here! Instead, the bed provides six dovetailed maple drawers with high-quality, Blum full-extension slides with soft close action. Putting laundry away has never been so pleasurable.
Meanwhile, visually, 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 permanently, 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 beds are built with robust poplar slats that nest into pocketed solid maple rails. Beds larger than twin are constructed with a solid maple mid beam for added support. 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 Walnut bed, with ebonized finish in the size of your choosing. Additionally, it is available in plain (non-ebonized) Walnut, Maple, Cherry or Mahogany. Other wood species may be available upon request, so please contact us to discuss this.
Black walnut can be ebonized using a mix of of iron and vinegar. The black color does not come from use a paint or stain. When we use the iron/vinegar mix the tannins in the wood react by darkening dramatically. After ebonizing, we finish with oil as usual.
The finish pictured here is Tung Oil. Tung oil is a finish that showcases the natural beauty of the wood, and doesn’t dull or color it. If you are having difficulty deciding on a wood species we can send you 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, with 5 inches of clearance underneath. The standard headboard height is 36 inches (measured from floor). 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:
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
Drawer interior dimensions are as follows:
Full: 3 7/8 x 22 5/16 x 20
Queen, King, Cal King: 3 7/8 x 24 x 20
Extra Storage Drawer interior dimensions are as follows:
Full: 5 7/8 x 22 5/16 x 20
Queen, King, Cal King: 5 7/8 x 24 x 20
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.
Free Shipping 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.