Wood platform beds are beds that have no box spring and are made out of wood. Platform beds are great for complementing any décor, but are especially well suited for rooms that are going for a simple feel. When these beds are made out of wood, the effect is that much more grounding. The proliferation of feng shui ideals have made platform beds a high-demand item among those going for a “Japanese” or “Zen-like” energy in their home. The low physical profile of wood platform beds go very well with other low-set furniture such as low coffee tables, dressers, and other bedroom furnishings.
Wood platform beds can be made out of any kind of wood. The most popular are cherry, teak, rosewood, mahogany, maple, dark walnut, pecan, honey oak and others. Any wood platform bed frame can be made of a lesser wood, or even particleboard, and then overlain with the veneer of a higher quality wood. That way, you can get whatever feel you are going for, without spending the necessary thousands of dollars for the real thing.
However, if you’re the one who just can’t seem to forget that the veneer is just a mask for a lesser wood, you’ll have to shell out for the real thing.
Wood platform beds take on a wide variety of sizes and forms. You can obtain any size bed from a single or twin, double or full, to a queen, king, super king, or California king. These beds can simply be flat surfaces or sets of slats on legs, or they can be full-on beds with headboard, footboard, and canopy. They can have simple, clean lines, or they can boast more of a flourish and sweep.