For bargain prices on stylish and comfortable wooden bed frames, you need look no further than Overstock. Our site features a wide variety of handsome beds from trusted brands like Christopher Knight, PostureLoft, and South Shore Furniture and includes bed frames in every size and style, allowing you to find a bed that will perfectly match your mattress and the rest of your bedroom furniture. To provide an overview of the options available on Overstock, this guide will detail the various features of beds on our site.
Wood Bed Frame Tips
Wood is a hearty material that can last a lifetime or longer if it is properly maintained, but it is also a relatively soft material that can be shaped and carved beautifully by a skilled artisan. Hand-crafted frames are an elegant addition to any decor and are also very easy to customize. They can be sanded and refinished to suit your preferences whenever you want, so when a bed frame becomes dull or worn, it can always be revitalized with a new stain or coat of paint. Many frames include matching headboards and footboards, and some that don’t can still accommodate a headboard that is bought separately. Bed frames that are built with wooden slats can provide flexible support beneath a mattress, extending its life by allowing it to breathe.
Wood vs. Metal
A bed frame that has been carefully crafted from wood can be more sturdy and reliable than some metal options. Many metallic frames feature simple welded joinery that eventually break down over time, either due to rusting or wear, but a bed frame with durable dovetail joinery can withstand many years of use and can be repaired more easily than metal beds when damaged. Beds made from sturdy wood are also quite heavy, making them less likely to creak and shift, while some metal beds may be more lightweight but more prone to squeaking.
Varieties of Wood
The appearance and durability of a bed frame depends greatly on what kind of lumber it is made from. Wooden furniture is crafted from either hardwood or softwood. Pine, fir, and poplar are all softwood, which is less dense than hardwood because it grows faster. Beds made from softwood are generally less sturdy than those made from hardwood, but they are also less expensive. More dense options like oak, walnut, and maple are all hardwood, which takes longer to grow and can be more expensive than softwood, but will generally last much longer. Each type of wood has a unique color, but can be stained or painted nearly any color you want.