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I recently worked on a little renovation of our primary bedroom, so I was in the market for a new bed frame and headboard to punctuate our new look. So, imagine my delight when Thuma, a brand I’ve long admired for their well-crafted, long-lasting pieces, was willing to give me one of their beautiful bed frames in exchange for an honest review.
I already knew the Thuma Bed would be great, but I had no idea just how great until we set it up—let me tell you, this beauty is stunning and one of the best-made pieces of furniture in our house.
The Thuma Bed frame comes in six sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King Size, and California King. It’s a bit pricey, ranging from $795 for the Twin to $1,195-1,895 for the California King, depending on the headboard, but its materials and construction do a nice job of justifying the price.
It’s made from eco-friendly solid wood—you won’t find any veneers or MDF on this beauty—and constructed using Japanese joinery, which means we didn’t need a single tool or more than 15 minutes to assemble it. Plus, the bed frame is Greenguard Gold Certified, so it’s undergone thorough testing for chemicals and adheres to some of the world’s most rigorous third-party emissions standards.
Meanwhile, the headboard, which comes in two styles—the PillowBoard and a solid wood Headboard—offers a perfectly chic, low-profile accent that adheres to the same strict sustainability standards that Thuma is built on.
The older I get, the more I care about investing in high-quality furniture pieces that will last for a long time, which is one reason why I was so drawn to the Thuma bed frame. But as a design enthusiast (and a Libra), aesthetics are very important to me, so I wanted my new bed to be as beautiful as it is well made, which the Thuma bed definitely delivers on.
I’m not exaggerating when I say my partner and I both audibly gasped when we first pulled the frame out of the box. It’s absolutely stunning. I opted for the Walnut finish, which is a rich, warm hue that immediately looked great in our space.
I was blown away by how easy the bed was to assemble. It was perfectly packaged, with clear instructions on each box indicating which pieces are inside (also, props to Thuma’s copywriter—the copy on each box was so cute). And while there were technically two of us assembling it—me and my partner—I mostly danced around while he did all the work.
Fortunately, “the work,” according to him, was extremely easy. It took him all of 15 minutes to assemble it, even given that he was taking his time with it. He said that if he were in a hurry, he could probably assemble it in 10 minutes or less.
The one part I helped with was sliding the frame pieces together. Thanks to the Japanese joinery, zero tools were required to lock each piece in place. Every board tightly yet smoothly slid into the joint of the other, which speaks to the bed frame’s thoughtful craftsmanship. And once we assembled the frame, we added the slats, which are lined with eco-fi felt made from recycled plastics and smartly lock into place to prevent the mattress from moving around.
Full disclosure: my partner and I sleep in separate beds because it helps both of us sleep better. So I opted for the queen size, which offers plenty of room for me and our three dogs. I also got the PillowBoard as opposed to the Headboard because I like to have a bit of softness behind my head while reading before bed.
The PillowBoard comes in three color options—Dark Charcoal, Fog Grey, and Light Linen. I chose the Light Linen color because I wanted something bright and breezy, and I’m so pleased with it. At first, I worried about stains on such a light color, but then I discovered that the PillowBoard cover easily unzips and is machine washable, so problem solved. And since the cover removes so easily, you can replace it with a different one if you ever want to refresh your look.
To date, I’ve had the Thuma Bed frame for a few week now, and I love it just as much—well, maybe more—than I did when it arrived. It doesn’t require a boxspring or extend too far beyond the mattress with its 3/4-inch mattress lip. And it features a minimalist, classic design that will look fresh in any decade. Plus, its extremely durable, high-quality construction means it’s likely to last through any decade as well.
I also like that even though it has a low-profile look, it’s actually a fairly high platform bed frame that offers ample storage space underneath it. This extra underbed storage is crucial for me because I like to switch and swap my bedding with the seasons (and my moods), so I can easily store blankets underneath the bed until I need them. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the perfect platform bed.
With the PillowBoard or Headboard, the bed is 35 inches tall. Without a PillowBoard or Headboard, it’s 13 inches tall with nine inches of clearance underneath it.
In my experience so far, the Thuma Bed is completely silent. No squeaking or creaking, even when it’s holding me, my partner, and our three dogs.
The Thuma Bed has a whopping weight capacity of 1,500 pounds, which is much higher than many other bed frames on the market right now.
The bed is made from solid, repurposed rubberwood, so it’s equal parts long-lasting and eco-friendly.
Yes, the Thuma Bed has a lifetime warranty, which covers any breaks or defects in the wooden frame, including the slats, provided the bed was assembled correctly and used under normal conditions.
Recognizing that beds are the foundation of our lives and the centerpiece of our personal sanctuaries, Thuma set out on a mission to create a platform bed that redefines comfort and style while being mindful of environmental impact.
Designed in San Francisco and drawing inspiration from modern architecture, Japanese craftsmanship, fashion, and interior design, Thuma embarked on a two-year journey to develop the perfect platform bed. Through meticulous design, prototyping, and testing, Thuma refined every detail and material selection to create a harmonious blend of functionality, minimalism, and luxury.
At the heart of Thuma's ethos lies an unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility. By meticulously sourcing eco-friendly materials and employing sustainable practices, the brand consistently demonstrates an unparalleled dedication to preserving the planet. Thuma's unique approach ensures that every aspect of its offerings, from conception to delivery, prioritizes minimal environmental impact.
If it’s not clear by now, I absolutely recommend the Thuma Bed frame to anyone who’s looking for a long-lasting, high-quality investment. Its minimalist design can work with just about any aesthetic, and the bed’s solid wood construction, complete with Japanese joinery, means it can last a lifetime (and has a warranty to back it up). I also really like that the PillowBoard has a removable, washable cover, so you can easily clean it or replace it with a new hue when you’re looking for an interior update.
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