Concerned about your mattress height?
- Our default headboard is designed for a mattress 22~25cm high (with a 22cm gap). Please leave a note at checkout if you would like this gap to be 15 or 30cm instead, no extra cost.
Materials & Construction
- 100% manufactured in Perth, Australia.
- Timber from certified sustainable forests across AU and NZ.
- All bases use lightweight and strong Pine slats from NZ
- Connecting brackets from Germany.
- Weight capacity: 600kg
- Sideview diagrams do not show the centre beam.
- Free to most major metro areas: click here to check your postcode.
- 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.
- There is nothing you need to do: we use a water-resistant, natural vegetable oil finish (rated as food safe). Can be cleaned with a damp cloth and plant based soap.
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. This is as sturdy and supportive as timber bases come.
To truly become a compact “bed in a box”, our headboard now detaches from the legs – without sacrificing strength, sturdiness or looks (the clips are not visible once the bed is set up against a wall). The main benefit is if you change your mattress height in the future – we can simply send you new headboard support beams set at a different height ($50), rather than send you a whole new headboard with attached back piece ($340 or more). Also, if you happen to damage your headboard or want a new one – you can do so much more affordably!
TIMBER BED BASE IN A BOX AUSTRALIA
Choosing the perfect wooden bed frame
We use real Australian hardwood timber in all our beds, complete with lightweight and strong Pine slats. Naturally termite and water-resistant, our bases are conservatively rated at 600kg and backed up with a lifetime guarantee against any break or even squeak. All timbers come from certified plantations that pass strict sustainability and eco-friendly regulations (read more below).
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!
- We source our high-quality Pine from New Zealand and Oak from Victoria, Australia
We are also proud to share that all our timber suppliers adhere to the following wildly recognised certifications:
All our products are posted from our Showroom in Malaga, to all Perth suburbs and free delivery to all Australian metro areas.
Australia-wide Delivery: 4-6 weeks manufacturing + shipping for most products. Check the link when selecting your products to see if you’re eligible for free delivery.
* If you’re located outside metro areas, shipping is an extra $70.
Perth Delivery: Have your mattress delivered to your door in a week or less.
Perth Pick-up: Choose to pick up your mattress from our Malaga warehouse for a $100 Discount off your order, and collect on a Monday, Thursday or Saturday.
*Note: To minimise excess packaging, if you collect from our Malaga warehouse we provide your items as they are, so sufficient support in the car is recommended.
For Australia-wide Delivery: Our Timber Bed Bases are easily compacted in two packages when posted out to you anywhere in Australia, one for the Base + Headboard, and one for the Pine Slats.
For Perth Pickup: If you collect from our Malaga showroom, we personally hand you your Timber Bed Base, to avoid extra packaging and unnecessary plastic waste. Our beds can be placed in any size car as long as the rear seats go down, as the largest box measures 202cm.
*Note: In some cases, not all boxes arrive in the same delivery. This is due to the delivery service provider. This delay is generally only for 1-2 days before all contents arrive. We appreciate your understanding!
Our Timber Bed Bases will fit in any car as long as the rear seats go down, with the longest part being 202cm.
*Note: To minimise excess packaging, we provide your items as they are, so sufficient support in the car is recommended.
Yes! In fact, just one person is able to set up our Timber Bed Bases in 3 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!
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
*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, 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.
See below for the costs of our Headboards plus postage:
- Single: $300 + $50
- Long Single: $320 + $50
- King Single: $320 + $50
- Double: $330 + $50
- Long Double: $335 + $50
- Queen: $340 + $50
- King: $430 + $50
- Super King: $495 + $50
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
All of our Timber products are finished with a food-safe Wood Wax and natural Orange Oil, we use these because they’re 100% plant based and food safe, and contains no silicon. These products are a great choice for maintaining furniture in a safe, natural way, that protects and maintains the wood against harmful factors.
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 and/or Orange Oil (as standard).
*Note: Leaving the timber unfinished can cause the timber to wear down from environmental factors more easily over time. Please use varnish/Orange Oil (found at Bunnings) at least every 18 months to 2 years to prolong the life of the wood.
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 use a PVA water-based Woodworking Adhesive from RAKOLL (GXL3P). PVA glues generally emit very low levels of VOC’s as well. However, our natural orange oil finish is also rated as ‘food-safe’, with no petro-chemicals.
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
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.
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Backed by over 30 years' of experience
Quokka Beds are the official, exclusive online stockist for Brett’s Beds + Futons, who’ve been producing and selling bedroom furniture right here in Australia for over 30 years with extremely positive feedback. Many of Brett’s customers come back 10, 20 years later just to say their mattress feels as good as new. Quokka Beds brings true, hands-on experience right to your doorstep. Read more below…
Overall rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars from 105 independent reviews:
A snap to assemble, looks great I love my new bed base. I searched far and wide for a simple and sustainable bed base. This one looked perfect on line and looks perfect in my very small bedroom. I asked my neighbour to help me assemble it, but I'd already done it by the time she arrived ten minutes later.Too easy!
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.
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.
If you’re wanting to keep your product for 10, 20 or 30 years, trust the business that’s been around for longer!