Cherry Moon Dovetail Platform Bed

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The Cherry Moon Dovetail Platform Bed is a simple, modern bed perfect for the contemporary bedroom. Each bed is made to order in Vermont using solid, sustainably harvested woods and an eco-friendly oil finish. Handmade, all natural, high quality beds are great for any décor. 100% American made. Beds ordered with optional underbed storage units will include a vanity footboard that extends down almost to the floor to conceal the storage units.

This bed was featured on the National Mall in Washington, DC as part of Middlebury College's 21st Century New England Farmhouse entry in a recent Solar Decathlon.

Base Price represents queen size bed with standard options

Shown In natural cherry

Matching Furniture available online in our Cherry Moon Furniture Collection

Optional 100% Natural Latex Mattresses also available

Small Item Shipping:  This bed has no hardware and is very easy to assemble.  If ordered with no other furniture, it may be shipped via FedEx or similar carrier and require assembly.

Finish for cherry and walnut is a hand rubbed linseed oil with a Poly Gel on the tops of occasional tables and case goods.
For maple pieces, the finish is Poly Gel only.


Overall Dimensions
Bed Frame Distance from Floor To Width of Headboard Length
  Top of
Top of
Bottom of
Bottom of
Twin Full Queen King Cal King Twin Full Queen King Cal King
Platform: -- -- 10" 10" 4112" 5612" 6212" 7812" 7412" 75" 75" 80" 80" 84"

Stretchers that run across the bed between the two side rails are 8" wide x 77" thick

Dimensions for all bed sizes can be customized for your mattress. Please Contact Us on (888) 390-5571 for details.


Your mattress will sit 12.5" off the floor. Add the thickness of your mattress to 12.5" to determine the height at which the top of your mattress will sit.



Standard Mattress Sizes

(Mattress sizes may vary)

Interior Box Demensions
Twin 39" W x 75" L 40" W x 76" L
Twin XL 39" W x 80" L 40" W x 81" L
Full 54" W x 75" L 55" W x 76" L
Queen 60" W x 80" L 61" W x 81" L
King 76" W x 80" L 77" W x 81" L
Cali King 72" w x 84" L 73" W x 85" L

 * Please note there can be some variation depending on the bed style

Bed Construction Details

Wood: All solid hardwoods: cherry, maple or walnut.
Finish: Cherry and Walnut beds are finished with hand rubbed linseed oil only.  Maple beds are finished with Poly gel only as the maple grain is more dense and it does not absorb linseed oil as well as the other woods. Little to no VOCs upon delivery. See special care instructions.
Mattress Support:

The Cherry Moon Dovetail Bed uses 20 hardwood slats, each about 238" wide and spaced about 158" apart. These slats slide into the side rails using dovetail joinery.

All other Platform style beds use one bundle of 8 hardwood slats to support the mattress. Each slat measures 734" wide with holes drilled at either end of the slat. The slats slip over pegs distributed evenly along the side rail, creating a solid interlocked platform. On King and Queen size beds, slats are spaced 214" apart - on Full and Twin size beds this spacing is 134".

Mattress and Box Spring style beds use a set of 4 hardwood slats to support the box spring and mattress combination.

Center Bed Slat Support for King Beds: A hardwood beam that drops into pre-attached hardware in the center of the head and footboards; located just below the slats to provide additional support. The space below the slats remains open for under bed storage.

Side Rails: Side rails are connected to the headboard and footboard using a steel quick latch.
Joinery: We use mortise and tenon joinery in the headboard and footboard.
Shipping: Beds ship disassembled. Free set-up and installation by white glove delivery crew.

Furniture care instructions.

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All of our woods are sustainably harvested from forests within the continental United States. Wood samples for this product are available here.




Underbed Storage

Underbed Storage Unit
  • Depth of drawers, front to back is 20" (limited by drawer hardware).
  • Width of drawers is determined by bed size but all available space is utilized.
  • Drawers are 6" high, while overall storage unit height is determined by the available space under bed,
  • Storage units are stationary and are NOT attached to the bed.
  • All beds ordered with underbed storage will include a 'vanity footboard' which extends down to just above floor level to conceal the ends of the storage units beneath the bed.
  • Only one storage unit will fit under a twin bed.

Lead Time

At Vermont Woods Studios, each piece of fine furniture is carefully handcrafted and made to order right here in Vermont. Current lead time for production is approximately 6-12 weeks.

Once complete, your furniture is blanket-wrapped and shipped by our white glove delivery partners. The transit time from our craftsmen to you depends on accessibility to your area. Please select your delivery location in the drop down below to get an indication of what the transit time for your order would likely be:

State:   Transit time: 1-4 weeks

In some cases, for example with small coffee tables, we use standard shipping via Fed Ex or similar carrier. Shipping and delivery details.

All production and shipping times quoted are approximate only and are not guaranteed.
If you live in a location that is outside of our regularly serviced area, please add one to two weeks to your transit time.

Order Wood Samples

We provide wood samples for $5 each. You may keep them or return them for store credit.

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