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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)

Original Bed Base
5.0 stars from 194 reviews

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!

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$1,150.00

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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!).

  • 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).

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

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.

Want to see more? View our full gallery here!

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 😨
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Big, New Corporations 😨
Family Run for 35 Years ✅
2 - 5 Year Warranty 😨
Lifetime Warranty ✅
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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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floating

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.

rose gum

A native Australian hardwood, Rose Gum is a sustainable and consistent timber now grown in South American certified plantations. You can opt to leave it Clear (a striking pinkish-yellow-brown), or we can apply a light Teak undercoat stain.

tasmanian oak

A native Australian hardwood, Tasmanian Oak has a more traditional wood colour and grain. Sourced only from certified plantations in Australia – this timber has been a sought after and staple of Australian furniture for many decades.

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)

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.

Click image to enlarge. Floating King shown here – the dimensions for the Original design are the same.

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.

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:

  • 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 

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 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.

 

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 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...

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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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soundasleepwithoutacreek
14/09/22
Other reviews don't lie. Best going around Great base! very simple to pick up. great communication by the team. very stable without a creek or a slight sound on movement. now 3 months in. Only regrett is not getting it several years earlier. also no where near the most expensive on the market so great for value also
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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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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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Soph
22/08/22
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.
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Orders placed Mon-Fri before 3pm AEST (12pm AWST) will be dispatched the next business day.

Please leave a note at checkout with any delivery requests:

Melbourne Metro – By default, delivery will occur between 1pm-5pm the next business day, or you can also request morning (8am-12pm). We can also deliver on any business day up to 1 month away.

Perth Metro – By default, delivery will occur between 1pm-5pm the next business day, or you can also request morning (8am-12pm). We can also deliver on any business day or Saturday up to 1 month away.

Other Locations – We will dispatch your order as soon as possible via a trusted courier! You will get tracking details and an ETA after is dispatched. Usually delivered within 1 week, but some rural areas may take up to 10 days or more.

Sorry, no. These bed bases are pre-boxed with headboards – including headboard brackets attached to the back of the base. To order a base-only, please choose a “made-to-order” option.

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About Our Natural Bamboo Covers

Why do you offer 2 covers for this size?

We are always looking for ways to improve our environmental impact, which is why we switched to our new Organic Cotton Covers as soon as we could – but it meant we have some very good quality stock leftover. Rather than put it to waste, we decided to offer it at a small discount to those who want it. Further, due to worldwide shortages and container delays, we may run out of stock of our Quilted covers, and may only be able to offer other covers for some sizes.

How is the ‘Bamboo’ cover different?

The main difference is our Cotton covers are made of 100% Certified Organic material, although our Bamboo covers were still sustainably sourced and 100% Natural. Both covers feel the same on the latex (acting as a minimal comfort layer to protect and hold the latex in place), both have zips on 3 sides and both are cold-machine washable. However, the Bamboo cover is more stretchy, so it can actually be a little easier to put the mattress together. And you can always switch to a Cotton cover later if you wish, which we would do for half-price (Queen $240 $120 or King $290 $145). Thanks for your support!

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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