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Platform Bed No. 4 - Solid Ash Platform Bed

With its unique dovetail joinery at the corners, and 1.75″ thick solid wood platform, Platform Bed No. 4 packs a lot of heirloom quality into a relatively small shipment.

This bed features the ultimate in simple assembly. No tools needed whatsoever!  We imagine this bed moving with you wherever you go, and looking simply great wherever you end up.  Available in a variety of solid wood species, Platform Bed No. 4 is the perfect modern wood platform bed for any bedroom with some warm minimalist style.

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Have you had your eye out for a simple white ash platform bed without a headboard?  With its unique dovetail joinery at the corners, and 1.75″ thick solid wood platform, Platform Bed No. 4 packs a lot of heirloom quality into a relatively small shipment.  We’ve taken the minimal mid century platform bed in a special direction with this bed design.    At first, it appears simple. An elegant rounded edge wraps around the 1.75″ thick solid wood platform bed frame.    Platform Bed No. 4’s simple profile may almost convince you there isn’t much to this bed, but then you’ll notice the joinery which is quite unique.

Each corner of the bed frame is a carved dovetail half-lap joint.  That joint is then locked in place by threading in the leg below it.   We offer the legs for this bed in two styles: a straight cylinder or a tapered leg with round foot.  In addition, we make the bed in any height from 5-14″.

Part of crafting a true heirloom-quality piece, means creating a design that can be styled and updated with changing tastes.  Use this bed without a headboard, or add a wall-mounted one to shift the look.  Other options include hanging a piece of art, a piece of upholstery, or even a live edge wood slab.  The simplicity of the frame makes it future proof to your changing needs.

Each modern wood platform bed is built with robust beech slats that nest into pocketed solid wood rails. Beds larger than twin are constructed with a solid beech mid beam and center leg to prevent sagging.  This solid white ash platform bed without a headboard is designed for use without a foundation or box spring.

The platform shown is 14 inches from the ground. We offer this bed in the height of your choosing from 5″-14″.

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 urethane finish.

Woods finished with zero-VOC Rubio Monocoat:

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

Woods Finished with Low-VOC waterborne urethane finish

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


Assembly Guide (Click to Download ): Platform Bed No. 4 – Assembly Instructions


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This bed ships via FedEx 2 large boxes.

We can also provide white glove service with setup included for an additional cost. Please contact us if you are interested in this before placing your order.


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!


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

Platform Heights: 5″-14″  Select your preference from the drop down list, and we’ll build it just for you.    The platform is 1.75″ thick, so space underneath is 1.75″ less than the total platform height.   

The bed frame extends 1 inch around outside the dimension of the mattress along the rails and footboard. Slats are spaced under 2 inches apart to provide a supportive foundation for your mattress.

Overall footprints:
Twin: 40×76
Twin XL: 40×81
Full: 56×76
Queen: 62 x 81
King : 78 x 81
California King: 74 x 85

7 reviews for Platform Bed No. 4 – Solid Ash Platform Bed

  1. Mike B.

    Kelly and Matthew Wilbur-Davis did a great job.
    The design and craftsmanship were outstanding.
    I wanted a king-size platform, which have inherent structural issues with just a single, central support.
    I asked for two supports.
    No problem! The middle, lengthwise support was moved to the first 1/3 of width, and an additional, identical, support was placed at the 2/3 point.
    The design is so elegant that it took less time to assemble than to unpack the components, which were expertly packaged for shipping.
    I have worked with wood over much of my life. I have never seen something this large, made of wood, fit together with such ease. This signifies really quality stock cut with great precision.
    The finish was exactly as I expected and is beautiful.

  2. Dean S.

    On time. Perfectly hand crafted and so easy to work with – more purchases en route.

  3. Evelyn B.

    Really beautiful workmanship, and incredibly easy to assemble. Thrilled with this bed frame. Thank you!

  4. Hadley L.

    We bought two of these. Amazing beds! So well designed and easy to assemble. Loving them. thanks!!

  5. Hadley L.

    this bed so gorgeous and SO simple to put together. Sleek and well-built — you can tell the wood is good quality. We are so pleased!! thank you!

  6. Laura S.

    We LOVE LOVE LOVE the bed! It’s beautifully made, chic, and feels good! The sleeks lines work well with mid century modern furniture too!
    Looked for a long time for a bed like this.
    Thank you Wilbur Davis!!!

  7. Lisa P.

    Beautiful, elegant and so amazingly simple and easy to put together, absolutely thrilled! Stellar craftmanship! Thank you!

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Made to order. Ships between November 19 - November 26 if ordered today.