Timber Bed Base
4.9 stars from 138 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: 4 – 6 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.

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

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!

3-min assembly with no 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!

Check out our assembly video here

Click the link below to view our PDF Instructions:

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

The same as our Tasmanian Oak, just with an added White Stain (+ $50)

*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. These grains do not impact strength and durability, but adds character and can’t be compared to engineered wood!

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).

Australia-wide Delivery: Free to most metro areas, otherwise $70. We use StarTrack Delivery (Monday-Friday 9-5 delivery). All orders are dispatched on Monday’s.

Perth Delivery:
We use a local delivery driver, with all local orders dispatched on Saturday’s and arrives from 10am to 5pm with a phone call confirmation.

Perth Pick-up: Choose to pick up your bed base from our Malaga warehouse for a $100 Discount off each bed or mattress. Collect within these following hours:
Monday – Friday: 10am to 4pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm
Sunday: Closed
*Any orders collected outside these hours must be made by appointment only.
*Note: To minimise excess packaging, if you collect from our Malaga warehouse or for local deliveries we provide your pieces as they are.

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 (204cm long and 22-32kg), and one for the Pine Slats (60-80cm long and 20-24kg).

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 longest piece usually measures 204cm.

*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!

If you’re here in WA, you can opt to collect your order from our warehouse in Malaga for a discount!

Collection is simple and easy, we’ll email you as soon as it’s ready for Pick-Up!

All local orders must be collected within these hours to ensure a team member is here to assist you:

Monday to Friday: 10am to 4pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm
Sunday: Closed

Any collection outside these hours must be made by appointment only.

Our Timber Bed Bases will fit in any car as long as the rear seats go down, with the longest part being 204cm. 

*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 5 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 

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, 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

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 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.

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 woil (Osmo) also protects against harmful VOC emissions, too.

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 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 138 independent reviews:

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Kerry W
26/09/19 - ProductReview

Love this bed base! Excellent quality and craftsmanship! Quick and simple to order, prompt delivery, extremely easy to assemble and very affordable.
We love our new bed base!
Could not recommend more highly!
We will definitely be buying another Quokka bed base for our spare room.

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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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Apu S.
02/04/20 - ProductReview

Awesome - also love that it's made in Australia! Easy to assemble and disassemble and parts fit each other perfectly and it is very sturdy! Want to buy more!! The wood smells natural or not at all and the finish is lovely - smooth.

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Edwin B.
25/02/20 - ProductReview

Beautifully made, simple, elegant bed base and bedhead. Very happy! We purchased the king size Oak bed base and love it! Beautifully constructed with user in mind and so simple to put together. Was delivered to Queensland from Perth, and the extra humidity caused a little tightness with a couple of slats and joins, but nothing some talcum powder couldn't fix. Happy with delivery process and communications. Thanks Daniel! The base quality also complies with Sleeping Duck's stringent mattress warranty requirements and together the combination is perfect for us. Highly recommended!

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Lou
19/11/19 - ProductReview

Perfect The king bed is beautifully crafted and took 4minutes to assemble. With a thin rubber strip under each bed leg we have not heard a creak or squeak. Its perfect.

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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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