Bennington Platform Bed with Optional High Footboard

The Bennington Platform Bed blends traditional Craftsman design with Arts and Crafts nuance. 

Made in the USA ~ Abundant Earth

Bennington Platform Bed in WalnutHigh-end heirloom quality and American handmade craftsmanship mark the Monteverde line of solid wood platform beds and furniture. The Bennington Platform Bed may be used as a platform for your futon or mattress with or without a box spring (see Box Spring option below). The Bennington Platform Bed is available in Twin, Full, Queen, King and Cal-King sizes (Please call or email for a Twin XL quotation). Both beds come standard with a 48" headboard. In the Low Footboard version, the footboard post height sits approximately 18" from the floor. Alternatively, you may choose the matching High Footboard version which brings the footboard post height to approximately 32.5", and for extra storage space underneath your bed, you may add a set of Monteverde Underbed Drawers (see below). The picture at the top of the page shows the Bennington Platform Bed in Cherry with Optional High Footboard. The picture on the left (above left) shows the Bennington Platform Bed in Walnut with Optional High Footboard.

Our Monteverde platform beds and home furniture pieces are made with the finest hand-picked second-growth American Black Cherry, Rock Maple and Black Walnut lumber. Finish options include either unfinished or hand-rubbed Danish Linseed Oil on the Cherry and Walnut or Tung Oil on Maple. A VOC-free All Natural 100% Tung Oil is also available for an additional fee.

Monteverde Unfinished Cherry Sample
Black Cherry
Monteverde Unfinished Cherry Sample
Black Cherry
w/Oil Finish
Monteverde Unfinished Maple Sample
Rock Maple
Monteverde Maple Sample
Rock Maple
w/Oil Finish
Monteverde Unfinished Walnut Sample
Black Walnut
Monteverde Walnut Sample
Black Walnut
w/Oil Finish

The samples above are approximations. Actual colors/tones may vary.

A few dimensions and features of the standard Bennington platform bed:

The Bennington Platform Bed is designed for futons and mattresses up to 16" tall. However, for maximum headboard exposure, we recommend futon/mattress height not exceed 12".  The height under the 4.5" wide rails is approximately 12.5" and the from the floor to the top of the slats is about 16.5".  The footboard posts are approximately 2.25" x 2.25". The beds arrive partially assembled using the finest mortise and tenon joints and dowel design. Final assembly is made relatively easy with our durable keyhole and lock system.

Outside Length and Width (approximately):

  • Twin (Single): 43" x 80"
  • Full (Double): 58" x 80
  • Queen: 64" x 85"
  • Eastern King: 80" x 85
  • California King: 76" x 89"

Options: Click on the "Add to Cart" button and then select your options from those listed below:

  • The Bennington Platform Bed in Maple with Walnut CapsSlats: All our platform beds come with solid poplar wood slats and are held together with cotton webbing for easy assembly of your bed. Our platform beds are made with futon, mattress and foam pad requirements in mind and are built to offer sturdy support to all. However, if you are you concerned about needing extra support for your spring mattress, latex or foam mattress or futon, we offer options to increase the amount of slats on your bed. Our poplar slats are approximately 3.5" wide have about 2.25" of space between each slat. If you select the Premium Slat Upgrade (additional fee), the spaces between the slats will be reduced to approximately 1.5". Latex or foam mattresses often benefit (some manufacturers require it) from having the smaller 1.5" spaces between the slats. Simply click on the "Add to Cart" button below and then make your choice. The picture above right shows The Bennington Platform Bed in Maple with Optional High Footboard with Walnut Headboard and Footboard Caps -- additional furniture shown not included.

  • Wood Type: All of our U.S. grown solid wood choices make for stunning platform beds and furniture. You have a choice of either American Black Cherry, Eastern Rock Maple or Black Walnut. All of the wood choices are solid and durable. Maple is technically the hardest wood, followed by walnut and then cherry. While cherry is probably the most popular. The cherry will likely darken with age and the walnut may lighten just a bit over time. The maple will change very little over time, sometimes darkening just a tad. Simply click on the "Add to Cart" button below and then make your choice.

  • Finish: You may choose to have your bed unfinished or finished with our standard Danish Linseed Oil on the Cherry and Walnut or Tung Oil on Maple. For an additional fee, you may have your bed finished our special VOC-free All Natural Tung Oil formula. This option adds 15% fee to your order total and is not returnable under any circumstances. Please call us at 1-888-513-2784 to add this option to your order. Please Note: The All Natural Tung Oil contains no petro-chemical driers (VOCs) but it does contain an all-natural citrus-based thinner. Because the finish does not contain VOC-based driers, the finish emits a stronger odor that lasts longer before dissipating than the standard Danish Oil or Tung Oil finishes. For people with chemical sensitivities (MCS) or odor sensitivities, we strongly recommend ordering your bed unfinished and applying your own finish. Simply click on the "Add to Cart" button below and then make your choice.Bennington Platform Bed Headboard and Optional Footboard Cap

  • Headboard and Optional Footboard Cap: After selecting the wood of your choice for the main body of the bed, you may optionally (at no additional cost) select a different Cap that tops your headboard and optional footboard (See the picture on right. The arrow points to the Cap). For example, you may select a Cherry wood bed and a Cherry Cap as in the picture to the right or you may select a darker Walnut Cap for both your Headboard and Optional Footboard as in the picture just above to the right. It's your choice! Mix'n'Match! Simply click on the "Add to Cart" button below and then make your choice from the drop-down menu provided.

  • Extra Center Support and Center Support Leg (King Beds Only): The standard Monteverde platform bed frames are built rock solid and sturdy (and with beauty to match!). In addition to the side rails and ledgers providing support for the slats, the standard Queen and King sized beds have a center rail that runs under the slats from the front to the back of the beds and provides extra strength and support to the frame. Optionally, though not necessary, you may add an additional Center Support and Support Leg (extra fee) for placement under the center support rail on the King beds for additional support and strength to the frame. Please note the additional Center Support and Support Leg may be required by some mattress manufacturers. Simply click on the "Add to Cart" button below and then make your choice if you wish to add this option.

  • Box Spring Option: The standard Monteverde line of platform beds are designed for mattresses and futons without box springs. However, for an additional fee, the Box Spring Option may be added to your order. This option allows you to use both a mattress and a box spring together. With this option, the side, head and foot rails are lowered by 6" and the height under the rails is reduced to approximately 6.5".  The top the slats (where the bottom off your box spring will rest) sits at approximately 7.75" from the floor. Simply click on the "Add to Cart" button below and then make your choice if you wish to add this option.
    The Bennington Platform Bed with Standard Footboard

  • Low Footboard / High Footboard: The Bennington Platform Bed's standard Low Footboard stands at approximately 18". Optionally, you may add a matching 32.5" High Footboard (The Bennington Platform Bed picture at top of page shows the Optional High Footboard and picture on right shows the Standard Low Footboard) as the perfect complement to your headboard (additional fee). Simply click on the "Add to Cart" button below and then make your choice if you wish to add this option.

Monteverde Underbed Drawers:
For a unique storage option, add one or two Monteverde Underbed Drawers under your Twin bed or up to four (2 on each side) on your Full, Queen or King beds. Each of the Underbed Drawers measures approximately 27" wide x 23" deep x 11" tall and sits on free rolling casters and comes with a 1/4" dust cover. The Monteverde Underbed Drawers will not work on any option where the bed is lowered including the Box Spring Option. You may fit up to four Underbed Drawers (two under each side of the bed) for Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen and King sized beds. However, keep in mind that on the Twin and Full sizes, the drawers may interfere (bump into when pulled out) with your nightstands if you have them. If you do have nightstands, we recommend only 1 underbed drawer per side of the bed. Please note that while all visible parts of the drawers are solid wood (Cherry-Beech, Maple-Beech, or Walnut-Beech). However, the drawers bottoms and dust cover are veneered plywood. A Solid Wood Upgrade is available for the drawer bottom (not the dust cover) for an additional fee.Simply click on the "Add to Cart" button below and then make your choice if you wish to add this option. Also, please note the Monteverde Underbed Drawers more closely match the straight edged style of the Berkshire platform bed. However, they look beautiful with either bed style.

Need your order faster?
Your order will normally ship in approximately 5 to 7 weeks and arrive in approximately 6 to 8 weeks. However, for an additional fee, you may add a RUSH to your order and it will ship in approximately 2 weeks (*please allow an additional week plus for delivery). RUSH orders add 20% to your order total. Please call Abundant Earth at 1-888-513-2784 to place a RUSH order.

Special Notes: 

  • Mattress/futon and other furniture and props shown in the images above not included.

  • Minimal assembly required.

  • Special order Twin-XL and Full-XL (80") beds are also available. Please call 1-888-513-2784 for prices.

  • Shipping to Lower 48 States Only. If additional shipping charges apply, we will contact you for approval before proceeding. Shipping to AK or HI by quotation.

  • Please allow approximately 6 to 8 weeks for delivery.

The Bennington Platform Bed ~ TWIN $1,760.00
The Bennington Platform Bed ~ FULL $2,020.00
The Bennington Platform Bed ~ QUEEN $2,170.00
The Bennington Platform Bed ~ EASTERN KING $2,510.00
The Bennington Platform Bed ~ CALIFORNIA KING $2,570.00
Monteverde Underbed Drawer $350.00
Toll Free 1-888-51-EARTH (1-888-513-2784)
Telephone Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00am - 4:00pm, Pacific Time
USA Orders Only
Please contact our Webmaster with any questions or comments.
© Copyright 1997 - 2017 Abundant Earth, Inc. All rights reserved.