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Jarrah Bed Base
5.0 stars from 194 reviews

With jarrah logging ending, you can salvage the last remaining stocks of this beautiful and unique WA timber in a proudly Aussie-made bed base for life. A piece of history in your bedroom!

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All our products are hand-made and dispatched from our Showroom/Factory in Wangara, Perth WA with free delivery to most Australian metro areas. Because we constantly monitor our production output vs. upcoming orders, our safely estimated lead times are usually very accurate (no, you won’t be told “April” and then not have it delivered until June, like you may have experienced before!).

  • When your base enters production, we will update you via email, which is usually 1-2 weeks before it is ready.
  • Free standard tracked delivery to most of Australia, with notifications on the day of delivery (Melbourne & Perth: choose a delivery window at no cost).

Lifetime Warranty: We’ve been doing this for so long and with so few issues, we’re prepared to offer a lifetime guarantee against any break, creak or squeak. We’ll simply replace ANY part of your bed at ANY time for FREE! (we’ll also cover all shipping costs involved within the first 2 years)

$95 Returns – With so few returns and so many happy sleepers, we’re confident to now offer a return admin fee of just $95 on any bed base or mattress (topper included only when purchased with a mattress). We’ll pick up your order for return or to a charity, at no extra charge. Try us with confidence!

Valid on purchases after July 1st 2024 (previous maximum return delivery fee outside of any special deals was $150 for a bed base, $200 for a 16cm mattress and $250 for a 24cm mattress).

Note: if you are outside our free delivery area and we charged you an extra fee, this fee is non-refundable. 

Perth Delivery: For deliveries within 1 hour of Perth, we use a local delivery driver, who usually heads out on Saturday’s from 10.00am until early afternoon. An alternate day can be arranged.

Perth Pickup: You can opt to collect your order from our warehouse in Wangara for $100 off per base or mattress. Collection is simple and easy, we’ll notify you when it is ready and you can pick it up during office hours, or at another time by appointment.

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Get One Of The Last Jarrah Bed Frames Ever

Native timber logging is coming to an end, but we've secured some of the last supplies to offer a unique Jarrah bed for life.

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Stable & Squeak-Free

Our slatted solid hardwood frame with grounded centre support beams provides a firm and aerated support for any mattress, with sturdy thick slats to properly support your back.

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Hand-Made in Australia

Our unique design has been perfected from over 30 years of experience, produced by a local team of wood workers right here in Perth, WA.

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Natural & Sustainable

We only use 100% solid timber from FSC or PEFC-certified sustainable plantations - absolutely no MDF, plywood or other toxic engineered wood. Finished with a low-VOC, non-toxic Osmo Oil.

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Lifetime Warranty​

Yep that's right. We've been doing this for so long and with so few issues, we're prepared to offer a lifetime warranty against any break, warp or even squeak in your wooden bed frame.

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Simple 5-Min Assembly

Never worry again about setting up your bed - our timber bed frame can be easily put together by 1 person in 5 minutes with simple clip-in joints. Super easy and super quick! Watch the videos here to learn more.

The total height of the headboard is always 35cm and we now offer FOUR-IN-ONE adjustable “mattress gap” settings with a unique ‘rotatable double-bracket’ design. The “mattress gap” is the height between the top of the bed base and the bottom of the headboard, which looks and works best when this is the same height as your mattress, or slightly lower (i.e. your mattress ‘overlaps’ on the headboard by around 0-5cm).

Basically, you don’t want pillows slipping through this gap, nor do you want too much of the headboard hidden!

Mattress Gap Settings
You’ll notice 2 brackets on the back of your headboard. The entire headboard is also rotatable to give four smart options:

  • 15cm (slim mattresses up to 21cm high). With headboard brackets closer to the roof, use the top bracket.
  • 22cm (standard mattresses 22-27cm high). With headboard brackets closer to the floor, use the top bracket.
  • 28cm (tall mattresses 28-33cm high). With headboard brackets closer to the roof, use the bottom bracket.
  • 34cm (very tall mattresses over 34cm high). With headboard brackets closer to the floor, use the bottom bracket. Get in touch if your mattress is over 40cm high.

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Jarrah Bed Materials & Dimensions

Jarrah is native species of hardwood only found in South Western Australia. This natural beauty has many beneficial characteristics such as high density, high durability, and resistence to rot which is why it is the perfect timber for your bed base.

Jarrah is 100% real solid timber 

Frame and legs (all visible parts) uses only strong solid hardwood 

Slats & centre beams uses only solid untreated Pine.

Connecting brackets from Hafele Germany (we’ve used the same ones for over 30 years).

Protected with a natural vegetable oil wood wax (100% plant-based and food safe).

The total height of the headboard is always 35cm and we now offer FOUR-IN-ONE adjustable “mattress gap” settings with a unique ‘rotatable double-bracket’ design. The “mattress gap” is the height between the top of the bed base and the bottom of the headboard, which looks and works best when this is the same height as your mattress, or slightly lower (i.e. your mattress ‘overlaps’ on the headboard by around 0-5cm).

Basically, you don’t want pillows slipping through this gap, nor do you want too much of the headboard hidden!

Mattress Gap Settings
You’ll notice 2 brackets on the back of your headboard. The entire headboard is also rotatable to give four smart options:

  • 15cm (slim mattresses up to 21cm high). With headboard brackets closer to the roof, use the top bracket.
  • 22cm (standard mattresses 22-27cm high). With headboard brackets closer to the floor, use the top bracket.
  • 28cm (tall mattresses 28-33cm high). With headboard brackets closer to the roof, use the bottom bracket.
  • 34cm (very tall mattresses over 34cm high). With headboard brackets closer to the floor, use the bottom bracket. Get in touch if your mattress is over 40cm high.

A note about solid timber: As we use 100% sustainable solid timber, all pieces have unique knots & grains. These grains do not impact strength and durability, but adds character and can’t be compared to engineered finishes like veneer (which usually has a consistent finish, although are more prone to chipping and peeling). We also cannot guarantee all timber on the bed to be colour-matched, although we try our best without severely increasing wastage.

Be aware that many “solid timber” products only use some solid timber, which are often combined with native wild-harvested timber or engineered timber like veneer or plywood.

Lifetime Guarantee

  • Covered for the life of the original purchaser against any break or squeak.
  • Any issues, we will either attempt repairing it or simply sending a replacement base or part at no charge

Care

  • No special care is needed: we use a water-resistant, natural vegetable oil finish designed to protect the timber. Can be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild soap if required.

Frequently Asked Bed Base Questions

We don't hide behind technical lingo - we simply use the highest-quality, most-trusted natural materials available on the worldwide market today. Beyond our many eco-accreditations, importantly, all our main materials are 100% sustainably-sourced - meaning there are no lasting effects on the environment.

blankWhen we choose sustainably and responsibly harvested timber over other materials, we reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and their consequent carbon emissions. Aluminium, steel, concrete and plastic are not produced from renewable sources. Our timber is sustainable, carbon sequestering and natural. Further, it is extremely strong, relatively lightweight and looks great!

Not only is timber the most sustainable building material, all our timbers come from 100% regrown plantation forests that have been independently certified to strict Australian and international standards.

  • All our timber comes from certified 100% regrown plantation forests
  • Our slats and inner support system are made from solid untreated Pine

We are also proud to share that all our timber suppliers adhere to the following wildly recognised certifications:

  • Australian Forestry Standard (AS4708:2013), which is internationally recognised by the Program for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC).
  • Further, all suppliers passed international certification for effective Environmental Management Systems (ISO14001:2015).

We only use solid timber from FSC-certified plantations, ensuring the sustainability, strength and health of your bed.

  • Tasmanian Oak: Certified plantations in Victoria, Australia
  • Rose Gum: Certified plantations in South America (originally an Australian native tree, no longer grown here)
  • Pine: Certified plantations in Western Australia or New Zealand (depending on supply)

The total height of the headboard is always 35cm and we now offer FOUR-IN-ONE adjustable “mattress gap” settings with a unique ‘rotatable double-bracket’ design. The “mattress gap” is the height between the top of the bed base and the bottom of the headboard, which looks and works best when this is the same height as your mattress, or slightly lower (i.e. your mattress ‘overlaps’ on the headboard by around 0-5cm).

Basically, you don’t want pillows slipping through this gap, nor do you want too much of the headboard hidden!

Mattress Gap Settings
You’ll notice 2 brackets on the back of your headboard. The entire headboard is also rotatable to give four smart options:

  • 15cm (slim mattresses up to 21cm high). With headboard brackets closer to the roof, use the top bracket.
  • 22cm (standard mattresses 22-27cm high). With headboard brackets closer to the floor, use the top bracket.
  • 28cm (tall mattresses 28-33cm high). With headboard brackets closer to the roof, use the bottom bracket.
  • 34cm (very tall mattresses over 34cm high). With headboard brackets closer to the floor, use the bottom bracket. Get in touch if your mattress is over 40cm high.

Yes! In fact, just one person is able to set up our Timber Bed Bases in 5-10 minutes!

We’ve designed our beds for a complete ease of assembly, with clip-in brackets that slide into place without the need for any tools.

Check out our Assembly Video above for a detailed look!

Click here for our Assembly Instructions 

blankWe’ve been using the same German brackets for over 20 years with absolutely no issues – they are the tried and tested winner for complete strength and ease-of-use. 

Click here to view our 17-second video of how to construct your bed.

All of our timber products are finished with Polyx-Oil from Osmo. This product is a great choice for maintaining furniture in a safe, natural way, that protects and maintains the wood against harmful factors.

Ingredients include sunflower oil, soybean oil, thistle oil, Carnauba wax, and Candelilla wax. For more information, please refer to their website here

On our Rose Gum bed bases, we use a Teak stain undercoat and the Osmo Oil as a final coat, and on our Tasmanian Oak bed bases, we use a White stain undercoat and the Osmo Oil as a final coat. 

Yes! If you’d like to request to leave the timber raw + unfinished, just let us know in the order notes section at checkout. We will sand down the timber, but not add the Wood Wax Oil (as standard). This means you are free to stain the frame however you like. Unfortunately, we cannot do this for you.

*Note: Leaving the timber unfinished can cause the timber to wear down from environmental factors more easily over time. Please use a wood wax or Orange Oil (found at Bunnings) at least every 18 months to 2 years to prolong the life of the wood.

Our Timber Bed Bases in the Standard or Floating design have the following weight dimensions, as compacted in the two packages.

  • Our timber is surprisingly light, and easy to manoeuvre 
  • With packaging, both boxes can vary up to 20-30kg

An updated version of our Bed Base dimensions can be found at the top of this page in the drop-down section ‘Click Here for Specs + Dimensions’.

*Note: The Floating Design have the same internal + external dimensions, but the legs are hidden beneath the frame. This does not impact any weight-bearing capacity and is just as sturdy.

Both the Original and the Floating designs sport excellent durability and structural support. We use thick, solid timber, made to last a lifetime and for all kinds of mattresses – it can even have a weight capacity of 600kg.

Because it is so strong, using pure timber also requires certain manufacturing techniques to ensure it performs properly. When two pieces of timber rub against one another, the friction creates creaks and squeaks. This means that we have designed our frames with very slight gaps between beams – they are unnoticeable and do not impact any structural support.

Yes! All our timber bed bases are designed to support the weight and durability of any mattress. We use solid timber pine slats that is known for its extremely strong support.

The construction and material take a great force to bend, and with our timber slats designed wide enough and spaced out narrowly, as well as having a central beam and grounded support, this provides sufficient stability for any mattress. 

We’ve designed our beds to sit flush with the edge of the bed base structure, making it not only easier for changing bed sheets, but stylish and practical.

Although our Timber Bed Bases are designed without a recess and mattresses sit directly on top, we have never encountered any issues related to mattresses (ours and others!) moving around the base while it’s being used. The weight pressure of any mattress is heavy enough to keep it in place and rarely pushed off.

Yes, you can! We can send you 2x Struts and Headboard to attach to your existing base.

We charge the price of the headboard, plus $50 for packaging + postage. Simply contact us and we can arrange delivery (Australia-wide!) or pick-up from our Perth warehouse. You’ll need brackets at the back of your base, so we’ll have to replace your back beam too If you don’t already have brackets there!).

If you purchase a Base Only now, you can selected ‘Add Headboard Brackets’ at Checkout for $20 extra.

Floating Design

  • Hidden Crossbeam beneath the frame rather than two end legs.

Original Design

  • No Crossbeam.

Both features:

  • Same number of Centrebeams as per frame size.
  • Same frame height (29cm). 
  • Same Headboard dimensions.
  • Same Slat number and dimensions.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) are carbon-based chemicals that easily become vapours or gases.

Our Timber Bed Bases are solid wood, not plywood or MDF based. This means that any pure wood itself naturally emits a very low level of VOC’s into the atmosphere, and is not considered severely toxic. 

We are confident that our Timber Bed Bases will not significantly impact what’s called, ‘Offgassing’ as solid wood naturally emit this as you breathe. 

The finishing oil from Osmo for all of our timber bed bases is also low-VOC under EU regulations under 500g/l.

We are determined to maximise our eco-friendly practices wherever possible. 

Unfortunately, we do not make any custom changes to our Timber Bed Base range. This includes changing the height of the legs, HB design or overall increasing the height of the base.

This is because our range is hand-made and designed to prevent against any creaking.

We do consider any suggestions or small changes including HB height. If you’re unsure of something, feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll answer any questions you may have.

More photos can be found on our Gallery page.

 

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Floating Design (Jarrah) with Low Setting Mattress Gap.

With most mattress purchases coming with specific warranty guidelines, just like our own mattresses. Find the following specifications of our bed base that complies with most warranty guidelines: 

  • Slat requirements: no more than 8cm apart (our bed base slats are 4.5cm) 
  • Flat base: our bed bases are completely flat with no adjustments 
  • Central support: our Queen bed bases have one central support with two feet whilst our King bed bases have two central supports with four feet in total
  • Slat width: our slats are 8.5cm in width which will give the proper support any mattress needs 

Mattress warranty guidelines that are supported by Quokka Beds bed bases are as follows: Sleeping Duck Mattress

Unfortunately, we avoid sending any samples of our Jarrah, Rose Gum or Tasmanian Oak, as all of our timber varies in colour, tone and general appearance in between batches – even if it was sourced from the same tree. There is a highly likely chance that the sample we send will not match the base if you do choose to purchase one.

If you have concerns about the colour of the timber, we are able to keep an eye out during production if you require a specific colour, however keep in mind that we source our Australian hardwood timber from certified plantations and as such we utilise every timber supplied and rarely discard, only if it poses a clear stability issue. Natural, ethically-sourced timber will always vary and we don’t aim for ‘perfect’, only natural! The only perfect timber frames you’ll see on the market are MDF-based and mostly artificial.

Over 36 Years of Australian Bedding Experience

Quokka Beds has been manufacturing bedroom furniture in Perth, Australia for over 36 years with extremely positive feedback. Formerly called Brett's Beds + Futons, many of Brett's customers have come back 20 or even 30 years later just to say their mattress feels as good as new, and their base is still working great. Quokka Beds brings true, hands-on experience right to your doorstep. Read more below...

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Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars from 194 independent reviews:

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Rikki and Pete
06/12/22
We love our Quokka! Beautifully made - great quality and can’t beat Australian made - fantastic!
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Vee
08/10/22
Amazing quality - sturdy, solid and beautiful wood Easy to assemble, worth the wait for the quality. Simple, minimalist and modern design.
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Vee
26/09/22
My new forever bed This bed was worth the wait. The bed doesn't creak at all which is good considering I live in an old house that probably doesn't have level flooring. It was very easy to put together. It's a timeless piece.
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Rachel
08/09/22
LOVE IT!!!! THIS BED BASE IS FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it doesnt creak, or move, it feels so solid. it is soooooooooooooooo easy to assemble and dissemble! It is able to be moved, assembled and dissembeld by one person! Brilliant! And its eco-friendly!
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Pauline
30/03/22
Loving my Quokka bed base! Beautiful and simple white oak floating bed base design. Very quick and easy to assemble. Sturdy and strong with no squeaks. Excellent quality and great price. Highly recommend supporting this incredible Australian business!
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Thien L.
10/10/22
So easy, it took no time at all!!! I chose Quokka because the base could be put together by one person and true to form, it was THAT easy. I also love that it can be disassembled and moved just as easily. The boxes arrived so well packaged and the frames are solid and made of quality wood. I have been using the bed for over a month and so far not a peep from any creaking. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting the ease and simplicity of a classic and quality bedframe.
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Free Delivery – Free standard tracked delivery to most of Australia, with notifications on the day of delivery (Melbourne & Perth: choose a delivery window at no cost).

$95 Returns – With so few returns and so many happy sleepers, we’re confident to now offer a return admin fee of just $95 on any bed base or mattress (topper and side tables included only when purchased with a base or mattress). We’ll pick up your order for return or to a charity, at no extra charge. Try us with confidence!

Valid on purchases after July 1st 2024 (previous maximum return delivery fee outside of any special deals was $150 for a bed base, $200 for a 16cm mattress and $250 for a 24cm mattress).

Regional Areas – Some regional or remote areas may incur a non-refundable $100 delivery contribution (confirm at checkout). This fee is non-refundable on returns.

Save $50 per Base or Mattress

It’s simple: Buy 2 or more bases and/or mattresses, and you’ll save an EXTRA $50 on each one!

For example, bundle any base with any mattress to save $100 instantly. Note: The same applies to just 2 bases, just 2 mattresses, or multiples of each one. Discount applies automatically. Happy sleeping!

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