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“Aussie made, solid timber, contemporary simple design, easy to put together and has a guarantee… It was worth waiting for!” – Heather B (Oct 2022)
Finally, a solid Australian-made timber bed base that’s stylish, strong and super easy to assemble. Plus, it will never break or squeak – guaranteed!
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!).
- Timber Bed Base: We’ll send you an email notification as we reach the last stage of production, then dispatch 1-2 weeks after this. We send an emailed Tracking Link.
- Delivery ETA: 5-10 business days to arrive to non-Perth orders after dispatch.
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 and mattress. Collection is simple and easy, we’ll notify you when it is 1-2 weeks away from being ready and again when it is all ready to go. From there, you can pick up anytime during showroom hours to ensure a staff member is available.
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)
100-Night Guarantee: And for complete peace of mind, we also accept full returns for any reason within 100 nights. We will refund you in full minus only the actual return delivery cost (capped at $150 per bed base).
The Australian, Natural, Solid Timber Bed Base
Made with 100% natural timber from certified plantations to last you a lifetime, our timeless designs are also super easy to assemble.
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.
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.
Natural & Sustainable
We only use 100% solid timber from FSC or PEFC-certified sustainable plantations - absolutely no MDF, plywood or other toxic engineered wood.
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.
Why Quokka Beds?
Maximise your mattress performance with our slatted bed bases. Their weight capacity of 600kg+ provides a strong foundation for your back and mattress, while the slats allow for proper air circulation. Crafted from sustainable solid timber in Australia, you can make an eco-conscious and long-lasting choice to give you a happy sleep, every night.
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Veneer or Plywood
Native Forest Timber
5 - 30 min
$1000 ~ $2000
$1000 ~ $2000
$2,000 ~ $5,000+
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.
Choosing Your Natural Wooden Bed Frame
All our timber come from certified managed plantation forests, which means all trees are replanted for a controlled and sustainable supply of wood. Each of our timber options are strong, sustainable and durable - so the choice usually just comes down to colour.
Materials & Dimensions
All timber is 100% real solid timber from certified sustainably-managed plantations.
Frame and legs (all visible parts) uses only strong solid hardwood (Rose Gum or Tasmanian Oak).
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 non-toxic, eco-friendly, low-VOC Osmo Oil (completely safe for humans, animals, & plants)
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.
- 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
- 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.
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. 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:
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 35cm and we offer a low and high setting for the headboard gap. The gap is the height between the bottom of the headboard and the top of the bed base with a rotatable design you can adjust at home. This is so you can have a small gap or a small overlap on your mattress.
For the low setting, install your headboard with the brackets closer to the top of your struts for a gap of 17.5cm. This setting is recommended for mattresses under 25cm high (for both our 2 and 3-layer latex mattresses).
For the high setting, install your headboard with the brackets closer to the floor for a gap of 26.5cm. This setting is recommended for mattresses over 25cm 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
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.
- World-respected strength and durability from Häfele, and extremely easy to use
- ISO certified manufacturer for both Quality and Environmental Systems Management
- More info can be found: https://www.hafele.com.au/en/product/bed-connector-tommo-bed-fitting/000000c1000155c600010023/
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 and Walnut 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.
- Hidden Crossbeam beneath the frame rather than two end legs.
- No Crossbeam.
- 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.
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 30 Years of Australian Bedding 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 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…
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars from 194 independent reviews:
Beautifully crafted bed, great value The bed was very easy to assemble. The bed does not creak and looks beautiful. We were so happy to find a bed crafted from sustainable timber and support a small Australian business. The bedside cubes are very cute. We love the hidden shelf! We choose this bed because it was nice a low, however, keep in mind if you have a deep mattress it will end up being quite a bed still.
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.
If you’re wanting to keep your product for 10, 20 or 30 years, trust the business that’s been around for longer!