The wooden poster bed you have been looking for! Our Shaker Four Poster Bed features solid wood construction, clean lines, tapered legs, a curved headboard and a canopy frame. Handmade with expert craftsmanship to last for generations, it's so comfortable and sturdy, you won't need a box spring! Made for you in Vermont in your choice of natural solid Cherry, Maple, Walnut, or Oak woods. Natural finish enhances the grain and color of the wood. Hang your own canopy over this bed, it's so comfortable and luxurious, you'll feel like royalty! Beds ordered with optional underbed storage units will include a vanity footboard that extends down almost to the floor to conceal the storage units.
Base Price represents four post, queen size, platform bed, without canopy frame, in natural cherry
Shown In natural cherry with optional canopy frame
Matching Furniture available online in our Vermont Shaker Furniture Collection
Similar Bed without four post/canopy option
Optional 100% Natural Latex Mattresses also available
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.
|Bed Frame||Distance from Floor To||Width of Headboard||Length|
|Bottom of Headboard||Bottom of
|Top of Slats||Twin||Full||Queen||King||Cal King||Twin||Full||Queen||King||Cal King|
|Mattress & Box Springs:||43/47"||36"||25"||8.5"||8.5"||11"||421⁄2"||571⁄2"||631⁄2"||791⁄2"||751⁄2"||781⁄2"||781⁄2"||831⁄2"||831⁄2"||871⁄2"|
From Floor to Top of Blanket Rail: 34" for Platform Frame, 36" for Mattress and Box Springs Frame
Overall Height with Canopy: 81"
Posts are 2" square at widest and 1" square at narrowest.
Your mattress will sit 16" off the floor. Add the thickness of your mattress to 16" to determine the height at which the top of your mattress will sit.
Mattress & Box Springs:
Your mattress will sit 12" off the floor. Add the combined thickness of your mattress and box springs to 12" 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
|Wood:||All solid hardwoods: cherry, maple or walnut.|
|Finish:||Cherry and Walnut beds are finished with hand rubbed raw linseed oil. Maple beds are finished with a Poly gel, as the maple grain is more dense and does not absorb linseed oil as well as the other woods. Little to no VOCs upon delivery. See special care instructions.|
Platform style beds use eight 1" thick solid poplar slats secured to the side rails with peg and hole joinery. Each slat measures roughly 71⁄2" 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 21⁄4" apart - on Full and Twin size beds this spacing is 13⁄4".
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.|
All of our woods are sustainably harvested from forests within the continental United States. Wood samples for this product are available here.
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 8-14 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: 2-4 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.
We provide wood samples for $6 each. You may keep them or return them for store credit.