Finally. An affordable, real wood bed frame that’s high-quality, simple to set up, and eco-friendly. We craft our sleek City Bed in our Los Angeles woodshop, where we combine high-tech capabilities with traditional craftsmanship. That includes a patented interlocking corner design with finger and dovetail joints that provide exceptional quality, strength, and durability. No nasty, VOC-emitting glues or finishes — the bed frame is consistent with the greater sustainability mission powering Avocado Green Brands. Best of all, it’s a breeze to assemble and take apart, with virtually no hardware.
No particle board. No fiberboard. No toxic finishes or stains. We handcraft the rails of the City Bed from 100% real, solid, FSC®-certified (C156318) timber. A combination of water-based ECOS stains give it a dark color similar to walnut, or choose our clear, light finish. The dovetail joints and patented interlocking design in each corner deliver superior strength. And slats spaced approximately five inches apart provide the strong support your natural mattress needs. The result is a high-quality, eco-friendly, and affordable piece of furniture.
With its clean lines and sleek, modern design, the space-saving City Bed is easy to move and ideal for apartments and other small spaces — but it will look sharp anywhere. That’s because we build it with real, solid wood. And our eco-friendly finishes enhance its natural patina — delivering a timeless elegance.
Move a lot? This will be the one piece of furniture that will always, easily go with you. The City Bed packs up quickly and tightly. Rails lock into finger joints, while legs with dovetail joints pull the corners tightly together without any hardware. Assembly is essentially tool-free. We include an Allen wrench to tighten a few screws that add extra strength. We even provide felt pads for the legs to help protect your floors.
Augment your bedroom with our beautiful City Bed Frame Headboard. Made in our Los Angeles shop from the same 100% FSC-certified timber as the rest of the frame, the headboard is easy to attach to the frame by inserting a couple of included screws in pre-drilled holes. Headboard is optional and must be selected at time of bed frame purchase.
Personalize your space with our City Bed shelves and book nook — perfect for reading material, candles, plants, and whatever else you like to keep close. With a sleek, modern design, the shelves, like the City Bed itself, are ideal for small rooms where space is a premium. Made with real, FSC-certified alder in our Los Angeles woodshop, the shelves and book nook keep all your bedside essentials close by. And assembly is a cinch — just hook your shelves where you want them on the bed frame.
We use safe, non-toxic materials that don’t emit nasty VOCs or odors. Select either a rich, dark brown stain or a clear, blonde-hued finish for your City Bed. Both finishes reveal the rich character of the wood. Sleep better knowing your frame is non-toxic, assembled with Titebond® wood glues, which are safe and produce no harmful fumes, and ECOS wood stains.
Furniture paints and finishes are among the leading causes of indoor air pollution because they emit VOCs (volatile organic compounds). In fact, the Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) and particle board commonly used in furniture construction often contain known carcinogens, such as Urea-formaldehyde or Phenol-formaldehyde. Our City Bed Frame doesn't use any of these materials. As members of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, you can rest assured that our City Bed Frame supports healthy, environmentally friendly living.
Avocado is a certified B Corp and a carbon negative business. That means we voluntarily offset more than 100% of our emissions, from resource extraction all the way to shipping, by donating to carbon offset projects through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Our offset projects help mitigate climate change by supporting conservation and innovation in addressing greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
We believe in a circular economy that accounts for the life cycle of our products. That’s one reason we design our City Bed entirely with real wood. The natural material make the bed frame biodegradable. What’s more is that our GOTS certified California factory, which we power entirely with renewable energy, is on its way toward a Zero-Waste certification, meaning almost nothing gets thrown away. We upcycle all our material byproducts. The effort is consistent with our mission to set a new bar in environmental and social responsibility.
Dimensions & Weights
Twin: 77" L x 40" W x 11" H – 62 lbs (in 2 boxes)
Twin XL: 82" L x 40" W x 11" H – 65 lbs (in 2 boxes)
Full: 77" L x 56" W x 11" H – 72 lbs (in 2 boxes)
Queen: 82" L x 62" W x 11" H – 82 lbs (in 2 boxes)
King: 82" L x 78" W x 11" H – 92 lbs (in 2 boxes)
California King: 86" L x 74" W x 11" H – 92 lbs (in 2 boxes)
Clearance under the bed frame: approximately 5 inches.
Optional Headboard is 42 inches tall (in 2 pieces, except Twins which are 1 piece)
Made in an FSC®-certified (C156318) factory in Los Angeles, using a patented design (D878798).
Shipping, Delivery & Assembly
Our City Bed Frame ships via FedEx in two boxes (three if you order the optional Headboard). You may receive one FedEx tracking number for both boxes. (The FedEx tracking system may indicate the weight for just the first of the two boxes.) 8 screws, 1 Allen Wrench® hex key, and extra felt pads for the feet are included. Assembly is easy and takes about 10 minutes. For headboard assembly see instructions here.
Solid Wood Construction
The City Bed is constructed from 100% FSC®-certified solid alder and 100% FSC®-certified solid Douglas fir. No laminates are used. Alder is appealing, abundant and sustainable, with well-managed growth. Alder is not endangered, making it an eco-friendly choice. It is also grown in North America, reducing the carbon impact from associated transportation. Similarly, Douglas fir is a replaceable, fast-growing species that is more sustainable than slow-growth varieties, like oak.
We do not use traditional lacquers or varnishes, which typically contain harsh chemicals that can cause headaches, nausea, and respiratory issues. Instead, our beds use a zero-VOC ECOS® wood stain, which is non-toxic and odor-free. It conforms to CDPH 01350 (VOC emissions test taken at 11, 12, & 14 days for classroom and office use), as well ASTMD-4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation, and respiratory effects.
Our slats are purposely unfinished to prevent your mattress from sliding.
Safe, Odorless Glues
Our assembly utilizes Titebond® wood glues, which are safe and produce no harmful fumes. They meet the requirements of ASTM D4236 for safe use with arts and crafts, and have both been approved for indirect food contact.
Carbon Negative Production & Shipping
Avocado is a carbon negative business. That means we voluntarily offset more than 100% of our emissions, from resource extraction to shipping, by supporting carbon offset projects through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Our offset projects help mitigate climate change and support innovation in addressing greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
Learn More About Our Carbon Negative Initiatives
We operate an FSC® certified wood shop — in a facility completely separate from our mattress factory, in Los Angeles — which produces wood dust. Read California's required Proposition 65 warning for wood dust.
Return Policy & Warranty
Furniture cannot be returned, except when there are defects in workmanship, which are covered by a 10-year warranty. Please note that this is a natural wood product that will feature blemishes, knots, or other scars in the wood as testimony to its age, noble character, and singular beauty.