Wood is by far is the most popular material used when building a platform bed. In a platform bed, a raised flat wooden frame is used on which the mattress is placed. The mattress can be a normal mattress with inner springs or a futon style mattress with layers of cotton or foam.
Platform beds are becoming more and more popular all the time. They offer considerably more design choices when decorating your bedroom. With the wide variety of styles, finishes and materials, you're sure to find something that you love.
These days, wood platform beds are desirable as they provide an elegant touch to the bedroom. The class and simplicity of wooden platform beds combined together give the room a lovely as well as sophisticated appearance. Nothing else can match the look and elegance of fine wood furniture. Hard wood constructed platform beds, superbly finished with top quality joints, provide the ultimate in luxury bedroom sets. The wood platform bed becomes the centerpiece of your bedroom.
Solid wood platform beds can be low rise or regular height with no spring box. In many cases, there is no head or foot board. Storage is provided in wooden platform beds, either in the form of empty space or a drawer storage system. Different types of wood such as hard wood or soft wood are used to construct the wooden bed. Hard wood comes from evergreen trees such as walnut, teak, mahogany and oak. Platform wooden beds made of hard wood are durable and long lasting, as well as beautiful. Soft wood comes from trees such as redwood, pine and spruce. The soft wood is more flexible and can be used to give different designs to the wooden bed. Soft wood platform beds are less expensive than hard wood beds.
There is a wide variety of wood platform beds. One can choose from Japanese or Asian style wooden beds, contemporary platform bed and storage wooden beds in which storage space is created below the wooden frame. The bed consists of a flat horizontal surface to support a mattress. Futon or foam mattresses can be used to be placed on the wooden bed.
Real wood platform beds offer many benefits such as stability and durability, space and comfort. Platform beds give enough space so it becomes easier to clean the room. They are easy to maintain as they can handle daily wear and tear. The wide range of designs from simple and sleek to contemporary modern can easily blend with any theme of the room or home. A good quality wood platform bed gives a sophisticated and modern look to the bedroom.
More and more, wood platform beds offer a variety of customizable options that allow you to adjust the height of the bed and the headboard to suit your own requirements. In addition, these newer beds are available in extra long lengths. You can have a bed custom built to your exact specifications, including choice of wood and finish. Just be sure that you have a mattress that fits the bed you choose. Some manufacturers offer an eco friendly building and finishing process for their beds.
Wood platform beds now offer the use of other materials where appropriate. Some beds have metal joint reinforcers for extra rigidity . Some higher-end beds offer leather upholstery on the headboard and side storage system. This provides the look of sophistication that complements the hardwood bed.