Best Beds

Your bed is the centerpiece of your bedroom, so it’s important that you pick out something that fits your style and will last a long time. We set out to find the best American made beds and frames for a variety of styles, doing research and testing from dozens of manufacturers – below are our findings. You’ll find tons of details about each of our top picks and the factors that went into our research. Be sure to check out our guide on the best mattresses made in the USA as well.

Our Findings

During our research we looked through dozens of beds to pick out the few options most worth purchasing. We landed on a list of seven different beds, each with a unique style all its own. We were supremely impressed with brands like Montana Woodworks, Modernica, Skyline Furniture, Copeland, and several others. Choosing a favorite bed was very difficult, but we were able to make a list of our favorites by category. Take a look at them below and let us know if you have any questions!

Top Recommendations

Best Bed FramesBest for:
Copeland Mansfield Platform BedPlatform Bed
Skyline Furniture Velvet Queen Tufted Wingback BedTufted Headboard
Kincaid Cherry Park 5/0 Panel BedSimple Headboard and Footboard
Modernica Case Study Luna BedModern Style
Vaughan-Bassett American MapleMatching Bedroom Furniture
Vermont Wood Studios Shaker Four Poster BedFour Poster Bed
Montana Woodworks Glacier Country Platform BedLog Bed

Recommendations: Going Deeper

Below we explain why each of the beds made it on our list, and what you can expect when trying out any of these products.

Best Platform Bed

Copeland Mansfield Platform Bed

The Copeland Mansfield bed is the perfect solution for sleepers looking for a sleek and low-profile sleeping solution. This platform bed is constructed from beautiful hardwood cherry and is reinforced with hardwood interior blocks for maximum strength. It’s hand-assembled and built using durable bolt-through hardware for a secure hold. This bed is made from locally grown lumber and is built using green techniques for minimal emissions. Copeland Furniture is even recognized by the Sustainable Furnishing Council for its efforts to build environmentally friendly furniture! We love the solid feel of this bed thanks to its thick hardwood construction and the solid wide plywood slats used to support your mattress. The frame is so supportive that no box spring is necessary if you don’t want one, so you can achieve a very low profile and sleek appearance with this bed frame. It’s available in eight different colors and three sizes for good variety.

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Things we like:

  • 8 different color options
  • Queen, King, and California King sizes
  • Built from locally grown lumber
  • Hand assembled
  • Makes use of hardwood support blocks
  • Features a thick plywood platform system
  • Solid cherry construction
  • Sleek and modern
  • No box spring necessary

Things we don’t like:

  • Above average price, but quality is definitely worth it


Best Bed with a Tufted Headboard

Skyline Furniture Velvet Queen Tufted Wingback Bed

Plush and sophisticated, this velvet tufted bed from Skyline Furniture is a piece that will stand out in any bedroom. We love the hand-crafted diamond tufts and the soft velvet upholstery that gives this bed a very upscale appearance. The bed is reasonably priced, and is built with a tough metal frame that should hold up well over time. It’s designed to be a standard height when installed, which means that you’ll need a box spring in order to lift your mattress up level with the bottom of the headboard of this product. This bed looks beautiful and it’s an excellent value for a buyer looking for that sophisticated appearance, making it a good investment.

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Things we like:

  • Sophisticated style
  • Reasonable pricing
  • Velvet upholstery
  • Utilizes a metal frame
  • Hand crafted diamond tufts
  • Easy to assemble

Things we don’t like:

  • None


Best Bed with a Simple Headboard and Footboard

Kincaid Cherry Park 5/0 Panel Bed

Timeless furniture like the Kincaid Cherry Park 5/0 panel bed are one of the best investments that you can make because they hold their value well. This is one of the best beds made in the USA because it’s durable, it’s beautiful and it’s supremely functional. The whole bed is built from solid cherry hardwood, so you know it’s going to hold up well over time. It has a beautiful look that will age well and that you’ll be proud to show off. We love the paneled construction of this simple-style bed, and the optional footboard storage system that gives you room for your valuables. The bed features a rock-solid center support system, and it’s something you can use for decades.

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Things we like:

  • A timeless classy look
  • Solid wood construction
  • Optional storage footboard
  • Made from cherry
  • Durable center support system
  • Nice paneled construction
  • Available with matching bedroom furniture

Things we don’t like:

  • Takes a little bit more care to keep the wood in good condition


Best for Modern Style

Modernica Case Study Luna Bed

Create the ultimate minimalist aesthetic in your home with the light and airy Luna Bed from Modernica’s Case Study Furniture collection. The bed is sophisticated, rock solid, and built to last. This bed is crafted carefully from African mahogany hardwood and oiled for a beautiful look. It showcases the ultimate low-profile design and pairs nicely with a plush mattress. There’s no need to get a box spring with this product, and we love how supportive the bed is thanks to its tough slat support design. It’s lightweight and uses a thick metal support to attach the thin headboard to the bed to complete the look. If you want a bed that’s barely there, but that still adds some style to your space, this is the one.

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Things we like:

  • Sleek and modern
  • Solid wood construction
  • Made from African mahogany hardwood
  • Oiled frame for durability
  • Features durable mattress slats
  • Doesn’t require box spring
  • Low profile design

Things we don’t like:

  • The platform is one piece, so it can’t be broken down for shipping or moving


Best for Matching Bedroom Furniture

Vaughan-Bassett American Maple

Bring a traditional look into your space with the Vaughan-Bassett American Maple bed collection. The beds in this furniture set are available in slat or shiplap designs, both of which have that sought-after traditional appearance. The beds are made from solid maple hardwood, and built with proven mortice and tenon joints for long-term reliability that’s hard to find in modern beds. The beds can be outfitted with two-drawer storage drawers that feature wood-on-wood glides for smooth performance. We love the look and function of these beds, and they’re available in a good mix of sizes for just the right fit for your space.

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Things we like:

  • Traditional appearance
  • Solid maple construction
  • Farmhouse and cottage design qualities
  • Mortice and tenon construction
  • Wood-on-wood glides
  • Smooth interior drawers
  • Slat or Shiplap bed design
  • Optional two-drawer storage

Things we don’t like:

  • None


Best Four Poster Bed

Vermont Wood Studios Shaker Four Poster Bed

The Vermont Wood Studios Shaker four poster bed is simple at first glance, but a bed that will impress you over time. This product is sturdy and formed entirely from hardwood. Select from Cherry or Maple included in the price, or pay extra to have a bed made from beautiful walnut. This tough bed is built with thick wood, solid bolts, and the natural wood is hand-finished with poly gel and linseed oil for impressive durability. We were impressed with the flexibility of this bed, along with its tough construction. Choose from six different sizes and add on additional options such as under-bed storage, a canopy, and a box-spring style frame for just the look you’re after. It’s a major investment to be sure, and additional modifications only raise the price further, but this hardwood bed is built to last a lifetime if cared for properly.

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Things we like:

  • Tough hardwood construction
  • Choose from Cherry, Maple or Walnut
  • Simple lines and tapered legs
  • Linseed oil and poly gel finish
  • 6 bed sizes
  • Platform or mattress and box spring options
  • Available with built-in two-drawer storage
  • Available with canopy

Things we don’t like:

  • Costs extra for some desirable modifications


Best Log Bed

Montana Woodworks Glacier Country Platform Bed

Beautiful and rustic, it’s hard to overlook the charm of the Glacier Country platform bed by Montana Woodworks. They have expert artisans handcraft each of the beds from solid pine logs. We love the natural look achieved by leaving the inner Cambium layer of the log intact while stripping the bark during construction. Each piece is locked together using a tough mortise and tenon joint. This platform-style bed requires no box spring and is triple lacquered for excellent moisture resistance over time. It’s a beautiful rustic creation, and a good value as long as you don’t mind the two to three week waiting period before it ships out.

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Things we like:

  • Reasonably priced
  • 20-year limited warranty
  • Handcrafted construction
  • Stained and lacquered finish
  • No box spring required
  • Constructed from solid pine
  • Mortise and tenon construction

Things we don’t like:

  • 2-3 week wait period
  • 2-3 week wait period

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Factors We Considered

Material Durability

One of the most important factors we looked at when grading different beds was the materials used in their construction. We only wanted to select products that would last for many years through typical use. That’s why we focused on beds constructed from hardwoods (maple, walnut, or something else sturdy) or metals. While reviewing each product we also looked closely at the thickness of the materials used and their overall quality.

Construction Method

After verifying the materials used to construct the beds, we looked at how each bed was actually constructed. Quality materials are only reliable when used to their full potential. We looked for strong joints, good hardware selection, resilient joint construction, and proper material treatment when selecting beds. Any hardwoods should be treated against moisture and designed to withstand sunlight over time. We only selected beds that were clearly built to expert standards.

Size Options

Different people have different size requirements and we understand that. That’s why each bed we selected offers a range of size options to choose from. We avoided beds offered in a single size, because they’re far too limiting. Most have at least three options, and others have as many as six size options, making it easy to get the perfect sized bed for your bedroom.


Finally, after verifying the quality and the size options of different beds, we looked at the extras being offered. This includes things like different color options, added storage solutions, platform or box spring options, an add-on canopy, and much more. All these extras help to give you the customized solution you want.


At last we considered the price of each product. We didn’t rule out expensive beds, but instead verified that each asking price is reasonable for what is being offered. Metal-frame beds are more affordable than hardwood beds are, but that doesn’t mean the hardwood beds are unreasonably expensive. We skipped over beds priced far too high for what they offer – we want to make sure you’re getting the best bed frame and headboard for your money!