Easy to assemble
Excellent build quality
Takes longer than the advertised 3 mins to assemble
Reviewer Photos & Videos
This bed base is just what I was looking for. It feels sturdy, is easy to assemble and doesn’t take up too much space. Lovely simple classic design. Thanks team!
Purchased in February 2021.
Timeless design, top quality
The design is simple and timeless. It is solid wood and feels high quality - definitely get your money's worth. However, I would recommend having two adults assemble it to avoid any injuries. I assembled it myself (young adult female) but I did drop the solid wood on the floor multiple times and injured my finger in the process. It took me over 30 minutes to assemble. I contacted them twice with questions regarding my purchase and they responded quickly and politely! The company is very pleasant to deal with.
Works well in the end.
When I completed the assembly I walked on the bed as per the video. The bed creaked and swayed and did not feel at all stable. I contacted Quokka Beds and was told to put the mattress on it and see what happened. With the mattress on it the base became stable and does not move. It is solid enough so it does not disturb the person in bed when another gets in. Assembly video is a bit quick and needed to be paused to see details as we were assembling the bed.
Purchased in January 2021 at Quokka Beds for $1,805.00.
Supporting WA businesses
The bed base is exactly as described and did only take a few minutes to assemble. I’m very happy with my purchase and have recommended your company to my friends and family if they are looking to replace a bed base, go to Quokka Beds and support local businesses.
Purchased in January 2021.
Easiest assembly ever
Beautiful floating bed frame, incredibly easy to put together and feels super sturdy. No creaks at all!
Very happy with the bed & a reasonable price for a solid Australian product & company.
Customer service from Quokka was also really good. Only issue was the shipping, but that was completely unrelated to Quokka.
Purchased in January 2021.
Great design & easy install
Great nights sleep
Ordered 11 Jan 21, arrived in QLD 2 March 21, was a long wait (probably more to do with AUS Post) but we eventually received our bed!!!
Purchased in January 2021.
No creaking, solid bed frame, and the easiest to assemble. Competitive pricing. And best of all it is made in Australia from quality wood. I’m in love! Very very happy!
Purchased in January 2021.
Great bed from this Australian company. We purchased the double bed for a smaller bedroom. Love how easy the bed is to put together - appreciate the quality brackets too.
We wish to support Australian made and owned.
Quokka’s customer service is exceptional.
Purchased in December 2020 for $1,055.00.
Simple/timeless design, rock solid construction, Australian made and should go the distance.
In moving away from an ensemble bed for the first time we needed to find a decent bed base. A theoretically simple task that became a mammoth effort. Firstly, we prefer to hang onto things for longer so will spend more if this is guaranteed. We found it so hard to find a bed base that was relatively neutral in its aesthetic. They appeared to range from super gawdy throne like things (mirrored or faux leatherette headboard anyone?) to those crafted from chunky heavy wood (for that gross 90s vibe!).
Then there was the ever so slight (i.e. massiv...e) issue of quality manufacturing. I’d love to know the mark up that some of the furniture stores are applying to their bed bases because the materials and construction techniques are woeful. And. As is normally the case when this is the case, the majority of items are cheap imports. Many of the options had tiny pine slats or, in some instances, just small metal slats. Seeking a king size we were amazed at the number of bases that had no central support brace. At the most you’d get a few years out of them before they buckled, cracked and fell apart. Then we stumbled across Quokka Beds online. I think the search term was something along the lines of ‘simple bed base’. We were really drawn to the fact that the bed was made locally and their online videos showed the thought that had been put into making a bed that was rock solid and built to last. Whilst we weren’t really chasing a ‘bed in a box’ (despite buying a mattress in one) the simple designs really resonated with us. Being in Perth we were able to go the showroom and take a look and that pretty much sealed the deal. Floating platform, king size, in Australian sourced oak and, as were able to pick up from the factory, we even saved a few dollars on delivery. Amazingly, the whole bed fitted in the back of the car and went together in about 10 minutes. Several months in and we are still impressed. It is an incredibly solid bed and we haven’t heard a creak out of it. I hope we have it for many years to come! So, if you are in the market, please give the Quokka a look. Support a business that is providing a quality product, employing local people and makes simple timeless beds (a touch of Scandi if you opt for the oak) that don’t look like they belong in a brothel but are potentially built to withstand the traffic if this is where one happens to end up.
Sturdy, stylish and high quality
I searched for months to find the right bed, wanting something solid timber in king size, really sturdy, and without the visible side support legs on so many cheaper models. I finally settled on the Quokka, and I am beyond thrilled. Easy to assemble, doesn’t creak or wobble at all, and looks elegant. I like that it is Australian timber, and it was worth the 1-month wait for it to arrive. Highly recommend. I will be happy with this bed for many years.
Purchased in December 2020.
I am 100% happy with my Quokka floating bed base
Superb quality, super easy assembly, I could not be happier. When buying a new bed I wanted to support an Australian business making Australian products and wasn't sure what to expect in terms of ordering a bed online, but was so completely thrilled with it from the moment it was assembled, also, absolutely no creaking. I will be spreading the word to all my family and friends to order their next bed through Quokka Beds. In addition to a top quality product, their communication and service was second to none.
Purchased in November 2020 at Quokka Beds for $1,310.00.
Excellent bed base that was assembled in minutes
We ordered these bed bases because they seemed quick and simple to set up and pack away. The process was as easy at it looked on the video and the beds are excellent quality. We ordered two long singles that can be turned into a king when placed side by side. They are perfect.
Purchased in January 2020.
Love my Quokka bed base!! So incredibly easy to assemble. No toxic glues or varnishes. The oak timber is beautiful. Extremely solid with no creeking. Would highly recommend the Quokka company for quality, advice and service.
Purchased in December 2020 for $700.00.
Solid workmanship, will last for decades I suspect
The best features of the frames I purchase are that is had a floating frame (= no stubbed toes)
PLUS the mattress sits on a flat platform, not recesses into a frame. This is critical because most new mattresses manufacturers today advise turning a mattress end-to-end every time you change your sheets. This frame makes that process simple - nearly a one-handed-endeavour.
Purchased in December 2020.
Stylish timeless design
The bed is incredibly easy to assemble, fits squarely together without effort or force, beautifully designed and made. A quality piece of furniture that adds aesthetic appeal to the bedroom.
Purchased in November 2020.
Great product. 100% worth the investment.
Wow. We’re super impressed with this bed frame. It took a while to arrive but absolutely worth the wait.
- Assembly was incredibly easy - it took my partner and I about 10 minutes and the short print-out instructions are more than enough. No screws/tools needed!
- It looks beautiful. The materials are quality and you can just tell that it’s made to last. Also the packaging is fantastic (and minimal) - there isn’t heaps of plastic etc.
- No creaking!!!! The bed frame is honestly so solid and sturdy. It’s actually a massive relief after our ...old bed frame - which would creak really loudly at the slightest movement and disrupt sleep. Finally - having owned the Koala bed base in the past - I can say that this is a superior product, namely because a) the mattress doesn’t slide around like on the Koala base, b) it looks better - the Koala bed base has so much extra frame jutting out from all sides that it takes up far too much floor space, c) the Quokka bed is a better design - no criss crossing frames that restrict airflow underneath like on the Koala bed base. This is one of the best products we’ve ever invested in. Absolutely recommend :)
Purchased in October 2020.
Quality Australian Timber Bed!!!
I purchased the Bed base in Jarrah, I Love the colour and quality and it is so quick to assemble. I initially purchased as I am trying to create an all organic bedroom. I love the minimalist sleek look and the beautiful timber grain patterns in the wood. I am very happy that this bed is eco friendly with non toxic timber and does not use toxic stains. Most of all its pure Australian from materials to make. It also has not been through fumigation like imported beds. The bed base is very strong and has made my mattress feel so much more comforta...ble and I can see with the thickness of the slats that they are not just going to snap like my last cheapie china made bed. I dont usually write reviews but I had to as I'm happy these products are available on the Australian market this gives us more choice and we are no longer confined to expensive Aus made beds and imports. The materials for the bed frames are Aussie made, affordable and use sustainably sourced Australian timber!!! The lifetime guarantee makes it even sweeter.
Purchased in October 2020 at Quokka Beds for $755.00.
Exactly what we wanted
Quokka beds ticked all the boxes: Australian-make, high quality, elegantly simple, use of sustainably sourced timber. Service was excellent, delivery convenient and the beds simple to assemble and lovely to sleep on.
I am so delighted with this bed base I don't know where to start!
I'd been looking for 6 months for a bed that was affordable but good quality, and was not bigger than it needed to be for a smallish room. The design of this bed makes the overall dimensions bare minimum which was perfect. Almost everything else I'd looked at was of dubious quality or much more expensive. I only found one comparable bed but it was 10cm longer and wider so that sealed the deal for me. The Tassie oak I chose looks fantastic and is vastly superior to pine or a veneered finish. I timed myself putting it together (by myself) and it ...took me 26 minutes including unpacking from the boxes. Usually I'll refer to instructions but the way the bed went together was so obvious there was no need. I prefer to buy things online or at least research them online, and unlike most others the Quokka website told me every single thing I wanted to know so I was very confident with this purchase. The bed was shipped from Perth to Melbourne and arrived sooner than expected. Highly recommended.
Purchased in October 2020 for $1,055.00.
Perfect, it's exactly what I was after. A solid good looking bed frame
Easily assembled even for a novice like me. The bed frame is solid , made with quality parts and looks like it will last for years. The design is simple and timeless.
Purchased in May 2020.
Questions & Answers
Hello everyone! I have a brand new Sleeping Duck QS mattress and would really love to put it on a Quokka base. Has anyone done this? I’m wary that SD 10-year warranty stipulates 2 middle-support feet as well as outside 4. Would this even be an issue? The Quokka base is the best-looking one I’ve seen, not to mention it ticks the other boxes of being Australian made and quality-driven. Would love to hear what you think.
Hi there! In fact, Sleeping Duck have confirmed with us directly that our bed base is supportive enough to withhold their warranty! Here is what they said (feel free to confirm with them too):
"I've passed this information to our engineering team and they have confirmed the structure sounds quite solid. In this case, two supporting beams are not mandatory to validate warranty as this construction and material take great force to bend. As you will be using solid timber slats that are wide enough and spaced out narrowly, as well as having a central rail and grounded support, this should have enough stability for our mattress.
I can ensure that your base complies with our warranty standard and you will be covered under 10 years."
The Quokka Team
That’s fantastic to hear (and a relief). Thanks Quokka Team. I’ll be in touch to discuss ordering.
What are the quokka mattresses like in comparison to a memory foam mattress ?
Our Latex Mattress is made of consistent, 100% Natural Latex. It is significantly different from Memory Foam, as they are both different materials. Although both considered to be highly durable mattress materials, Latex has a natural lifespan used as a mattress for up to 20 years, whereas Memory Foam lasts about 10 years. Latex is also more eco-friendly due to its manufacturing processes as it comes from the sap of a rubber tree, and Memory Foam generally uses more synthetic materials.
However, it is completely personal preference. Some prefer the feel and support of Latex, and some do not! The good thing is we offer a 100-Night Comfort Guarantee if you ever need to swap your Latex layers (as they are not glued together!) and you can customise your firmness from home. We also offer full returns too.
Hope this helps! Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further queries.
Quokka Beds Team
- The Quokka Beds Timber Bed Base is available in jarrah wood or oak wood, making for a durable bed that will last.
- It's made from sustainable timber sourced from Australia, so you can stress less about the environmental impact of your bed.
- It comes in a wide variety of bed frame sizes, ranging from single to super king, making it suitable for any bedroom.
- Quokka claims that this bed frame will only take one person 3 minutes to assemble.
Points of praise:
- Reviewers said that the beds were simple to assemble, with the majority putting them together swiftly and without problems.
- Many people received excellent customer service, with their bed frames delivered in a short amount of time.
- Reviewers complimented the design and said that the timber frame felt solid and sturdy.
Points to consider:
- Although the majority of reviewers were able to assemble their beds within 10 minutes, very few were able to construct theirs in the advertised 3 minutes.
Excellent build quality and ease of assembly are the stand-out factors that allowed Quokka Beds to win the 2021 Award for the Beds category.
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