Timber Bed Base
4.9 stars from 161 reviews

Finally, a solid Australian-made timber bed base that’s stylish, modern and super easy to assemble. Plus, it will never break or even squeak – guaranteed!

Total Price:

$890.00

Free delivery to most areas!
Current lead time: 5 to 8 weeks + 1 week delivery.
Pickups get $100 off at checkout (from Malaga, WA).

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Materials & Construction

  • 100% manufactured in Perth, Australia.
  • All pieces are 100% solid timber from Australian certified sustainable forests
  • Jarrah from WA and Tasmanian Oak from VIC
  • Slats & Inner Support System: Plantation Pine from WA
  • Connecting brackets made in Germany
  • Sideview diagrams do not show the centre beam.
  • Custom adjustments cannot be made.
  • *Note: Sideview Diagram not updated.
    • Slats are now 8.5cm and have a gap of 3.5cm for added strength. This does not implicate ventilation in any way.
    • Front and side beams are now 8cm.
    • Headboard struts no longer have a curved angle.
  • *Note: As we use 100% sustainable timber, all pieces have unique knots & grains when they’re sourced. We try our best to colour-match without promoting any wastage.
  • Floating Timber Bed Base with Headboard: Please note on some occasions the Headboard Struts are made with the first available timber, and can be different from the main bed frame. These Struts are hidden behind the mattress.

Delivery

  • Free to most major metro areas: click here to check your postcode.

Lifetime Guarantee

  • Covered for life against any break or squeak.
  • Any issues, we will send a replacement base or part for free.
  • Please do not submerge in water or alter the base in any way.

Assembly Instructions

  • Click here for our PDF Assembly Instructions for Timber Bed Base & Care

Care

  • There is nothing you need to do: 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.
  • Avoid exposing the timber outdoors in the heat for extended periods of time. 

Locally-Made from Australian, Sustainable Timber

Don’t settle for less. We’ve been manufacturing beds in Perth for over 30 years, and you can hear from some of our extremely happy customers below. All parts made from solid Australian timber.

Expertly crafted in Australia

Our unique design has been perfected from over 30 years of innovation. Importantly, our slatted base allows for proper support and ventilation for a healthy sleep and increases the life of your mattress.

  • Finished with a food-safe Wood Wax from Osmo Oils
  • Maintains the natural timber look while providing full protection

5-min assembly with no extra tools

Never worry again about setting up your bed - our bed base can be easily put together by 1 person with simple clip-in joints. Super easy and super quick!

A lifetime guarantee

Yep that's right. We've been doing this for so long and with so few issues, we're prepared to offer a lifetime guarantee against any break, warp or squeak in your bed base - including free delivery/callout fees in the first 2 years.

Choosing the perfect wooden bed frame

We use real Australian hardwood timber in all our beds, complete with solid plantation Pine slat support system from WA. Naturally termite and water-resistant, our bases are conservatively rated at 600kg and backed by a lifetime guarantee against any break or even squeak. All timber comes from certified plantations that pass strict sustainability and eco-friendly regulations (read more below). 

jarrah

Grown right here in WA, Jarrah is not found anywhere else. It is an extremely sought after and durable timber.

oak

Grown in Victoria, our solid Tasmanian Oak is a popular choice for a more traditional wood colour and grain.

white oak

Oak with an added White-wash Stain (+$50). Note: knots and grains are still visible and we do not aim for a perfectly consistent finish.

*Please note: 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 wood (which usually has a consistent finish). We also cannot guarantee all timber on the bed to be colour-matched, although we try our best without severely increasing wastage. 

Frequently Asked 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.

See below for our most commonly asked questions about our range!

When 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 – it is actually ‘better than carbon neutral’ due to carbon stored during photosynthesis! Further, it is extremely strong, relatively lightweight and looks great!

Not only is timber the only truly renewable 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
  • Just like the Quokka, our popular Jarrah wood is only found in one place in the world: the south-west of Western Australia!
  • Our Tasmanian Oak is from Victoria
  • Our slats and inner support system are made from solid plantation Pine from WA

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).

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 

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. Our Hardwax wood oil (Osmo) also has low-VOC content.

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. 

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

*More information can be found here

We’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 a food-safe natural vegetable oil Wood Wax from Osmo, because they’re 100% plant based and food safe, and contains no silicon. This product is a great choice for maintaining furniture in a safe, natural way, that protects and maintains the wood against harmful factors.

As we use 100% sustainable timber, all pieces have unique knots & grains when they’re sourced. We try our best to colour-match without promoting any wastage. These grains do not impact strength and durability, but adds character and can’t be compared to engineered wood!

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 (as standard).

*Note: Leaving the timber unfinished can cause the timber to wear down from environmental factors more easily over time. Please use a basic 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
Below are the sizing dimensions of the Standard Timber Bed Base:
*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.

            

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.

Yes, you can! If you choose to purchase a separate Timber Headboard from us in the future, 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.

If you purchase a Base Only, let us know if you’d like to consider adding a Headboard later, and we will attach the HB Brackets to the back of your Base during manufacturing to make the process easier to attach later! Alternatively, we will replace the entire back beam.

Original Timber Bed Base

  • Single: $320 + $50
  • Long Single: $340 + $50
  • King Single: $335 + $50
  • Double: $355 + $50
  • Long Double: $355 + $50
  • Queen: $360 + $50
  • King: $455 + $50
  • Super King: $520 + $50

Floating Timber Bed Base

  • Single: $320 + $50
  • Long Single: $335 + $50
  • King Single: $340 + $50
  • Double: $355 + $50
  • Long Double: $360 + $50
  • Queen: $360 + $50
  • King: $450 + $50
  • Super King: $520 + $50

Unfortunately, we do not make any custom changes to our Timber Bed Base range. This includes changing the height of the legs, HB height/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. If you’re unsure of something, feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll answer any questions you may have.

Backed by over 30 years' of experience

Quokka Beds has been manufacturing bedroom furniture in Perth, Australia for over 30 years with extremely positive feedback. Formerly called Brett’s Beds + Futons, many of Brett’s customers have come back 10 and 20 years later just to say their mattress feels as good as new, and their base is still looking great. Quokka Beds brings true, hands-on experience right to your doorstep. Read more below…

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Overall rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars from 161 independent reviews:

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Josh
19/11/19 - ProductReview

An amazing bed with great design. Very simple and simply beautiful. Assembly was very easy, did it in 10 minutes with one person. Came in three simple packages and communication was excellent between me and the company since I had some specific questions. They went above and beyond and we love the wood that is used on the base. It makes it look very stylish.

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AAndo
28/04/20 - ProductReview

Great quality bed, very happy Great quality attractive bed, feels like it is going to last a lifetime. Much better than our previous cheapie made in China bed which broke after 4 months! Definitely worth spending a bit more money on. We are very happy with our purchase.

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GGJ
19/11/19 - ProductReview

Exactly what we wanted. It took less than 5 mins to assemble. It was easy to put together even though there was no instructions. No creaking when laying or sleeping on the bed. Nice simple lines and sturdy construction. Any communication with the team at Quokka was answered in a timely manner. Very happy with the whole quokka experience.

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Brigid
02/04/20 - ProductReview

Easy assembly and beautiful wood Super easy to put together by yourself and a great investment - absolutely silent and very solid! Delivery and communication was relatively fast and customer service very helpful. Would definitely recommend.

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Penny
27/04/20 - ProductReview

Beautifully made The timber looks fantastic, the jarrah. Beautifully made and very easy to assemble. Lovely and solid it’s definitely built to last. Delivery came within the quoted time. So happy with my purchase.

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Edy
07/11/19 - ProductReview

Awesome low base timber Quokka bed With such tall mattresses these days it was great to combine with the new quality Oak low timber Quokka bed.
Very easy to assemble and very happy with workmanship and love the finish of the Oak timber :)

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Due to COVID's ongoing effect on supplies, some sizes now come with our stretchy organic cotton cover, instead of our quilted version (the majority of our stock). We are not yet sure which cover will become our primary one in the future.

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