9 Sustainable Wooden Bed Frames

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We’ve researched numerous wooden bed frames — these are our top picks made from reclaimed and responsibly sourced materials.  

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!

Why a wooden bed frame?

You might opt for a wooden bed frame for a number of reasons–aesthetic appeal, durability, and sustainability tend to be the most popular ones. The natural beauty of a wooden frame for your bed offers timeless appeal and can easily compliment the vibe of your room. (Amongst being super warm and inviting!) High quality wooden frames are also made to be sturdy and durable, especially when made from hardwoods, which speaks to their ability to stand the test of time. Many wooden bed frames are also sourced from sustainably managed forests or reclaimed wood, which is better for our environment than bed frames made from non-renewable materials.

For your next sustainable wood bed frame, our editors have selected nine options using reclaimed and responsibly sourced materials. We’ve prioritized brands that offer payment instalment options, and feature handiwork from local artisans and woodworkers.

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Best Overall | Most Affordable | Most Stylish

1. Avocado

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
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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.

Avocado Review | “This bed frame is solid, sturdy and beautiful. No shifting or noise, substantial wood thickness and beautiful wood grain variation. I am very happy with this piece of furniture“ – Debra H. (See all reviews)

2. Maiden Home

Best For | Canopy bed
Sustainable Materials | Responsibly sourced hardwood from the US, low-VOC glues
Available Sizes | Queen, king, California 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.

Maiden Home Review | “This bed [is] beautifully made. I love how the natural wood and leather come together to make a modern silhouette feel organic.  It’s my bedroom’s statement piece.” – Delia (See all reviews)

3. West Elm

Best For | Midcentury designs
Sustainable Materials | FSC®-certified wood from responsibly managed forests, water-based finishes
Available Sizes | Twin, full, queen, king, California 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.

West Elm Review | “One of my favorite views when I come home. Mid century, cozy & minimalist vibes ✨” – @tessatumyol (See all reviews)

4. Thuma

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.

Thuma Review | “This bed was easy to put together, very well designed, and feels very stable. The materials are very high quality and the packaging of the materials was great. There were zero scratches during shipping. Purchasing this bed was a great decision and it will be the last bed I ever buy.” – Anonymous (See all reviews)

5. Medley

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, California 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!).

Medley Review  | “Great quality product, love the craftsmanship.” – Himanshu D. (See more reviews)

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!

Quagga Designs Review | “Quagga’s beds and products are amazing. We have 3 of them in our house. So easy (and fun) to setup and once built they look like something from a Scandinavian design magazine…for cheaper than most beds on the market. It’s a total no-brainer.” – Rich (See all reviews)

7. Birch

Best For | Customizable wooden bed frame
Sustainable Materials | Natural materials, no polyurethane foam
Available Sizes | Twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king
Price For Queen Frame | Starting at $639

If you’re a fan of both wooden bed frames and upholstered headboards, you’re in luck–Birch’s Irving Bed Frame brings together the best of both worlds! Made with sturdy wood in both an oak and walnut finish, this bed frame includes durable plywood slats and Swedish pine legs, alongside the option of a wooden or upholstered headboard. This bed frame is designed for maximum support with the ability to hold up to 1,200 pounds. Assembly is also easy and tool free, meaning you’ll have a full bed frame ready to go in just under 10 minutes. 

Birch Review | “We are very happy with the frame. It is sturdy, easy to put together, and attractive.” – Ruth S. (See all reviews)

8. Danner Furniture

Best For | Handmade reclaimed style wooden bed frames
Sustainable Materials | Organic & sustainably-sourced solid wood from the USA
Available Sizes | Twin, full, queen, king, California king
Price For Queen Frame | Starting at $2,043

For beautiful standout wooden bed frames that are made by a small business, check out Danner Furniture. Each wooden bed frame is made with both organic or natural solid wood that’s sustainably sourced from American forests. Danner Furniture also offers wooden bed frame customization, so you can get creative if you have a design idea in mind! Handcrafted, rustic and beautiful, these bed frames are an essential piece for a homey and natural space. 

Danner Furniture Review | “We love our new King bed! Assembly was a breeze with simple step by step instructions. The store owners are super nice and responded quickly to any question we had. Thank you !!!” – Lian (See all reviews)

9. Silk and Snow

Best For | Easy installation
Sustainable Materials | Natural acacia & rubberwood from sustainable plantations in Vietnam, eco-conscious manufacturing processes
Available Sizes | Twin, full, queen, king
Price For Queen Frame | Starting at $1,300

Toronto-based brand Silk & Snow makes wooden bed frames that are durable, refined and easy to install. Handmade by artisans in Vietnam using sustainable wood and ethical manufacturing, these handmade wooden bed frames are not just your average bed frame–they are completely, nut, bolt, and screw free. Crafted using traditional Japanese joinery techniques, Silk & Snow’s wooden bed frames can be easily put together and taken apart while remaining sturdy and well put together. (This can be extremely convenient especially if you move around a lot!) With an astounding 5 star rating, you’ll feel confident investing in these beautiful, timeless bed frames.  

Silk & Snow Review | “The delivery was quick, assembly was not hard. The middle pins can be adjusted to fit! It looks so good, I’m absolutely happy with the product, knowing I can easily take apart if need for moving.” – Amanda (See all reviews)

Featured image from Thuma