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How to choose the Best wood for a Bed Frame?

These days everyone is so busy in their life that we prefer an easier way to shop, even if it’s furniture. Utmost either go shopping online or buy from any agent or design studios. However, we have always been choosy while selecting beds because it’s necessary for daily life and it’s difficult to spend time and money on it often. But do you really care about the wood being used to build your bed frame?

Unlike old days when beds were made by selecting woods and getting it made by a carpenter. Therefore, this insight will help you, whenever you think of buying a bed online.

Truly there are various substitution and distinct kind of woods being used to make the bed frame, which makes beds more attractive, stylish, beautiful and portable, i.e. a complete modern century bed frame.

Other than solid woods there are variations of woods being used like MDF (medium density fibreboard), OSB ( oriented strand board), engineered wood, particle board, plywood etc being used to build a bed frame.

So the preference of wood for the bed depends on person to person and choice of an individual. Besides, there are few points you can consider while selecting a wood to build your bed frame, such as:

1. The hardness of the wood

A wood can be considered to be a hardwood or a softwood depending upon its origin. It doesn’t mean all hardwood is hard or all softwood are soft. Generally, hardwood is flowering trees whereas softwood is conifers. In general, hardwoods are more valuable than softwood

2. The price range of the wood

The woods are available at all prices from economical to expensive price. Alike plywoods used in beds are very economical and it’s to the pocket of the customer on the other hand woods like ash, oak, mahogany, rosewood is little higher on price and woods like lignum vitae, bocote, agarwood are amongst the most expensive woods.

3. Grain of the wood

Grain of the wood mainly depends on cell structure of a wood. Hardwood has tubular cells called vessels, visible as pores in the wood. Hardwood is either open grained woods or closed grain woods. Beech, birch, maple, cherry, satinwood are some closed grain wood and mahogany, oak, ash, walnut, oak, rosewood, teak are open grained woods. Grains also affect the texture of wood, if cells are small texture is smooth, if cells are large texture is rough.

                                                                                          Wood Grain

4. Colour of the wood

Colour of the woods depends on its type and variety, every woods got a different color and that the most common thing we know about certain woods, by seeing a wood we know the color of the wood.


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5. Life and durability of the wood

Durability and life of a bed depending on the factor as what kind of wooden material being used and how the bed is maintained. Well, we will talk about the wooden material so the MDF woods or bed with softwood or plywood last little less than the bed made with the strong and hard word. Moreover, the lifespan of a bed with plywood is lesser than that of hardwood. This is the reason that modern day beds are easier to get at economical prices, whereas the bed with original wood are expensive and much heavier in weight as well.


Coming to the conclusion the wood selected for the bed frame is classified as per the persons need and choice. Some people like to change beds with modern design time to time, on the other hand, some people love to get pure wooden beds.

Therefore we would rate the best wood to build your Bed Frame as per the material, choices and price are as follows

Most preferred Wood for Bed frame

1. Designer Bed with hardwood (mahogany, oak, teak, Sheesham) [ 93/100 points ]

2. Bed with hardwood ( probably more of a simple kind) [91/100 points ]

3. Bed with softwood and engineered wood ( specifically designed) [ 89/100 points ]

4. Regular softwood bed [ 88/100 points]

5. Bed with another kind of wood or mixed wood [ 85/100 points]

6. Bed with plywood (light purpose)  [82/100 points]

This is the conclusion based on the average, keeping in mind all parameters. Though from person to person weightage of particular attribute get more. For example, if I need a temporary bed for my home, probably ill go with the cheapest ones available in the market. So the choice of bed is the need and demand of a person buying the bed.


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