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Canadian home and furniture company Silk & Snow made their name by joining the mattress-in-a-box revolution. They’ve recently expanded to create a full range of consciously created bedding products, from sheets, weighted blankets and duvets. They now add bed frames and nightstands to their suite of high quality products. I put their new Wooden bed frame to the test.
As soon as I was finished building the Silk & Snow Wooden Bed Frame, my plain bedroom was immediately elevated. The frame looks and feels like the high-quality artisanship you’d expect from past times. However, it did take me a few tries to get everything in place, making it more difficult to build than Endy’s Upholstered Bed Frame.
That said, I recommend the bed frame for its timeless charm, which appears more expensive than the $1,500 (for a queen) you’ll pay.
Silk & Snow has four main types of bed frames: the Upholstered bed frame (similar to Endy’s Upholstered Bed Frame and likely just as easy to build), the Bed frame with storagethe Platform Bed Framethe Wooden bed frame and the one we tested, which is the Wooden Bed Frame with the added headboard. The Upholstered Bed Frame and Bed Frame with Storage come in three colours, pebble, oatmeal and granite, but the Wooden Bed Frame only comes in the (beautiful) acacia wood colour.
In general, I always make the (mostly wrong) assumption that I can do everything by myself. I tried to build the frame alone, with little success. I suggest building this 100 percent solid acacia wood with a second person who is up to the task. It may have been doable on my own if one of the pieces wasn’t askew.
Silk & Snow has wonderful customer service. I’ll get into the building details below, but the company’s super-friendly team helped me figure out a quick and easy solution.
(Info for queen frame, check out other sizes here.)
Weight recommendations: Up to 1,100 lbs
Dimensions: 85″ x 65″ x 37.5″
Materials: Acacia wood
Bed frame warranty: 5-year limited warranty
Manufacturing location: Vietnam
Delivery: Easy breezy. The frame arrived within a few days of ordering it. The kind gentlemen brought the frame into my condo. The pieces were nicely packed to ensure everything arrived in perfect condition.
Carrying the boxes: I read 100 percent solid wood and I think “no problem.” I did it. I unboxed all the pieces without damaging the frame, my condo or myself. Silk & Snow recommends having at least two people for bed building and that should start from the carrying.
Learn from my mistake: Silk & Snow makes it clear that there should be two people building this frame. Aside from listening, I’d suggest sticking to your gut feeling. Even though I didn’t listen and attempted to build the frame solo, I should have realized that one of the legs wasn’t holding its weight. Instead of having choice words with an inanimate object, I should have called Silk & Snow and had this sorted out immediately. The company sent me a new leg and all was fixed. The fantastic customer service I received is something the company is known for.
Assembly: I ended up recruiting a building partner because it’s just so much easier with two. Do not proceed with building this frame without watching the assembly video. It’s not easy as one, two, three but it is as easy as maybe a one, two, three, four, five. The “four and five” are there because it did take some force to join the legs and the frames. It wasn’t difficult, but it wasn’t satisfyingly easy.
As long as you follow the steps provided in the instruction booklet or video, you’ll be okay. Once the bed is assembled, you realize why it was maybe a bit more finicky than beds made with multiple materials, like upholstered varieties. The Wooden Bed Frame is solid wood and so it comes down to the carving. The bed feels secure, luxurious and long-lasting.
My favorite features: The final result. It’s a beautiful frame and can easily be the focal point of a bedroom. I like minimalist spaces with character. Those two decor goals could sometimes be conflicting but the bed frame takes care of that. The wood’s natural details add interest and sophistication to a simple space. The frame is supportive and is made to be used with just a mattress. I happen to like Silk & Snow’s mattresses and the company in general (Learn more about the Canadian company and its Toronto-based mattress factories).
The Wooden Frame seems like a timeless piece that can go with a wide variety of interior decor styles. It also smells like freshly cut wood. Delish.
My least favorite feature: I’d like the assembly to be as easy as one, two, three. Building Endy’s Upholstered bed frame unlocked the potential simplicity of assembly. Now that I’ve experienced that, I want all frames and furniture building to be that easy. But the Silk & Snow team was so helpful throughout the entire assembly and piece-replacement process that I still had a very positive experience. And most of the reviews on Silk & Snow’s site say that the frame was easy to build.
Recommendation: This isn’t your average bed frame in a box. It looks and feels like classic artisanal furniture, without the hassle and the price tag. Silk & Snow offers more affordable options, like the Upholstered bed frame which is $600 for a queen. The two frames don’t look anything alike, so it comes down to preference. I’m happy with the Wooden frame because it adds a lot of warmth to an otherwise cold-looking space.
Where to buy: Silk & Snow
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