7 Sustainable Wooden Bed Frames
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Wooden and platform bed frames are in and we’re here for it. Whether you’re sleeping, snuggling or…well, the other thing, wood bed frames can handle almost anything, while still staying true to a comfortable and cozy style. Plus, we love the aesthetic of natural wood surrounded by plants in our own bedrooms!
For your next sustainable wood bed frame, check out these seven brands using reclaimed and responsibly sourced materials, offering made-to-order and payment installment options, and prioritizing handiwork from local artisans and woodworkers.
Best For | Minimalist bed frames
Sustainable Materials | 100 percent FSC certified timber, nontoxic eco-finish
Available Sizes | Twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, cal king, trundle kids beds options
Price For Queen Frame | Starting at $1,499
You may be familiar with Avocado’s extremely popular mattresses, so it’s no surprise the team’s changing the bed frame game, too. Our pick, the modern City Bed Frame, is such a standout, Avocado even has a patent on it! The city bed frame is easy to assemble without any tools, and every piece glides together seamlessly, including the elegant optional headboard. It is quite heavy, so we recommend getting help putting it all together, although we were able to set up a king size unassisted (phew!). You can see our editor’s full review of the Avocado bed frame and mattress here. The certified B Corp offers a line of GREENGUARD certified wood bed frames which have been handcrafted locally in California, and they’re delivered via climate-neutral shipping and with a 10-year warranty. It’s safe to say this bed frame is well worth the investment—and it’ll last a lifetime.
2. West Elm
Best For | Midcentury designs
Sustainable Materials | FSC®-certified wood from responsibly managed forests, water-based finishes
Available Sizes | Twin, Full, Queen, King, Cal King, Daybed
Price For Queen Frame | Starting at $699
West Elm offers some of our favorite sustainable options for wooden bedframes, made in a Fair Trade Certified™ facility and using sustainably sourced wood (look for the GREENGUARD Gold Certified and contract grade logos for the highest quality products!). If you’ve got that midcentury modern itch but just don’t have the heart for hunting down the real deal, you’ll find some great designs here that are high quality and made to last.
Best For | Classic platform with upholstered headboard
Sustainable Materials | Repurposed wood, natural walnut stain, cork padding, eco-felt from recycled plastic, CertiPUR-US® foam
Available Sizes | Twin, full, queen, king, cal king, daybed
Price For Queen Frame | Starting at $1,195
Thuma’s wooden platform bed frame is so thoughtfully made, no detail has been forgotten. The GREENGUARD Gold certified frame itself is made with repurposed wood and cork-padded bottoms on the legs. And the slats are supplemented with eco-felt to improve durability and reduce sound. The headboard includes eco-friendly foam and a washable weave-linen cover, making it both a sustainable and stylish accent. Thuma offers payment installation plans and a 100-night trial on The Bed, so you can rest easy and pay this frame off over time.
4. Maiden Home
Best For | Canopy bed
Sustainable Materials | Responsibly sourced hardwood from the US, low-VOC glues
Available Sizes | Queen, king, cal king
Price For Queen Frame | Starting at $3,750
For a custom bed to call your own, check out Maiden Home. This luxury brand sources the finest materials, including responsibly sourced wood for its bed frames, and works with artisans in North Carolina to tailor every order. The Thompson Canopy Bed—a dreamy investment piece—comes with hand-finished stains and your choice of fabric or leather from a whopping 68 options. Maiden Home products are ready to ship in as little as six weeks, and you can opt for white glove delivery, payment plans, or even sample swatches.
Best For | Bed with storage
Sustainable Materials | FSC certified hardwood, certified organic natural latex, CertiPUR-US® foam, OEKO-tex certified wool, bamboo
Available Sizes | Twin, full, queen, king, cal king
Price For Queen Frame | Starting at $2,699
Medley’s made-to-order beds are both eco- and home-friendly. Customized to your choice of size, padding, and fabric, these frames are handcrafted in Los Angeles and shipped within 10-20 weeks. Medley goes the extra step in sustainability, too: Trees are responsibly sourced only from the US, and for every tree harvested, the brand plants three in its place. Medley works with Affirm so that you can break up the cost into more affordable payments. It’s worth it; this one will last for life (with a lifetime warranty!).
6. Quagga Designs
Best For | Easy DIY assembly
Sustainable Materials | Responsibly sourced birch from Quebec, linseed oil finish
Available Sizes | Single, double, queen & king
Price For Queen Frame | Starting at $429
Quagga Designs, based out of Canada, crafts wooden bed frames that are both minimalist and sustainable. These frames are super easy to assemble and move, can hold up to 1,200 pounds, and avoid squeaking. Each piece is made with locally sourced birchwood and finished with natural linseed oil to enhance its natural beauty (versus toxic stains that off-gas). Quagga ships for free throughout Canada, and to the contiguous US with a flat fee!
Wearth is London’s one-stop shop for sustainable and conscious living, carrying only vegan, cruelty-free, and responsibly sourced goods. For your very own made-to-order bed, this reclaimed and natural bed frame is handcrafted in Buckinghamshire by Rust Collections (a husband-and-wife team). Since it is a personalized order, you can also inquire about custom sizing if neither the king nor the super king works for your space. Drift off into the night knowing you’re as green as can be (in a good way!).
Featured image from Thuma