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#1 carriesshoes

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

I need to buy my 4 year old daughter her first single big girl bed.  She's currently in a Boori cot toddler bed.

I would prefer a white wooden bed that doesn't have a footend, but it seems that 99% of beds do.  I find that take up more room and would prefer just the bedhead.  I've only found one that I like but it's pricey - so before I take the plunge can someone please explain why footends are so popular.... am I missing an important consideration???

Thanks!

#2 ChilliDog

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

I hated having a bed with no foot end as my doona would continually slide off the end of the bed. Guess this would be a pain with a kids bed as well??

#3 namie

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

I'm posting simply to see if anyone has suggestions on footend-less beds. I'm after a nice timber bed for DS1 that doesn't have a footend on it as he's still in his Boori cot in toddler bed form too. At nearly 3.5 he's starting to get too big.

I hate having ends on beds and much prefer the feeling of openess the room. Plus I like being able to sit on the bed wherever.

We have no problems with our doona sliding off (cotton sheets, cotton doona cover, cotton pjs).

#4 Just Another Cat

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

Not sure why most have footends. But when I was looking for DD's first bed I couldn't find anything I liked. The closest thing to what I wanted was in an independent store (not one of the big names). They ended up custom making the bed how I wanted it. I remember them asking how I wanted the footend to be (we went with a low one). I'm so happy with it and it didn't cost a fortune either.


Maybe you could have a bed altered to have no footend.

#5 Soontobegran

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:35 PM

We just bought box spring singles and had bought a separate headboard at one of our local furniture places and attached it to the wall. original.gif

#6 Liadan

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

Have you looked at Ikea? I don't know that it is the best quality, but it is white, wooden, and no foot end.

http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/20214547/

And there is this one from fantastic furniture. Again, not sure about the quality..

http://www.fantasticfurniture.com.au/Produ...BEDSGLOOOMDFWHI

And a plain wooden one from FF for namie.

http://www.fantasticfurniture.com.au/Produ...BEDSGLOOOTIMMAP

Super a-mart have a few that sort of have foot ends, they look like they sit at around about the same height as the mattress.

http://www.superamart.com.au/bedroom/beds/.../glacier-40102/
and
http://www.superamart.com.au/bedroom/beds/...le/nadia-38758/

#7 libbylu

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

'Bunkers' beds have a couple of single bed options without footends.  One is more fancy (turned legs) and more pricey but the other 'standard bed' is $277, which seems reasonable.

http://www.bunkers.com.au/sa/beds/sb2


#8 *-*

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:38 PM

If you don't like the foot, then but it without it.  Most have a head and a foot, as they have a slatted base, thereby reducing the cost.

Only having a head means needing a mattress, base and a bed head.

Hope that makes sense?

#9 Bunsen the feral

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:43 PM

Fantastic Furniture have a couple of singles without foot ends, we got DS's from there a few years ago and have been happy with the quality.

#10 belinda1976

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:43 PM

I bought a wooden bed from Fantastic Furniture approx 2 years ago.  It has a bedhead but no footend - just a standard bed really.

ETA - I just saw what PP wrote - THIS is the bed I bought.

Edited by belinda1976, 11 February 2013 - 10:45 PM.


#11 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:54 PM

We just moved dd from her Boori Toddler bed to a single and I didn't want foot ends either, they take up too much room and visually break up the room also.  I just got a single ensemble, I love it, so easy to move out on wheels and vacuum and it always looks so much neater than the other beds we have with feet because the quilt/coverlet sits nicely over the end not all bunched up.   Really easy to make too.

I thought it would bother me not having a headboard but it doesn't at all.   She just has her pillows up against the wall and a little decorative owl cushion on them.

#12 kim11

Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:58 PM

I bought DS one from Snooze. It comes with or without a foot board, has just slats for the head board. I bought it in an oak colour but it comes in white.

#13 RynandStompy

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:06 AM

I agree about the challenge finding a nice looking bed that doesn't have the foot board. DD's room is very small, so a foot end just takes up too much room and likely to have us bumping into it too often.

For DD we originally looked at this one Copenhagen style bed, which is still my favourite but we became distrustful of buying it online as many sellers all seemed to use exactly the same picture but claim different wood or country of origin... hmm.

I also realised that a timber bed would probably go better with the current walls and curtains in her room. We've gone with a Sydney firm that promised Australian made with a headboard only. I won't name them as we're still awaiting delivery (ordered mid December) so cannot comment on the quality. The wait is longer than original ETA but we did order a mattress to go with the bed and are only paying for one delivery and apparently it's the mattress causing the hold up on the combined order.

We went with King Single if that makes a difference. DD is still a crap sleeper and ends up in our bed from about 4 or 5 am onwards. We figured getting a King single means that one of us could go to her if her future sleeping is still crap, with the bonus of not waking the other partner.

Best wishes for finding the bed you want at the price you want.

#14 ~TSC~

Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:32 AM

Try the bed shed if you have one close. Not cheap but great quality. Our girls have the Benton.

#15 notorico

Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:52 AM

DD has this bed from Treehouse which doesn't have a foot. I bought 3 of my kids beds from Treehouse and all of them don't have a footend, you have the option of with or without. While the beds aren't exactly cheap, they regularly have big sales. I bought all three of ours when they had a 40% off sale.

#16 Baroness Bubbles

Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:57 AM

I bought DD the Oakley bed from Fantastic Furniture. It's solid wood and has no visible foot (it sits at the level of te mattress). Cost me $150 and you could sand it back to paint it white, which is what I plan to do lol

#17 Ice Queen

Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

I would just buy an ensemble with a seperate headboard.  This way you can 'update ' her room as she gets older cheaply and simply by recovering the headboard.

#18 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

We have bought two king single beds from different stores, both in white painted timber, no foot end.  Both times, we asked if it could come without the foot end and they said yes, no problem and that's what we ordered. Very happy with both beds.

Agree with other PP that another alternative is to buy an ensemble mattress and match with whatever bed head you want.  

I don't like foot ends on beds either.  Makes a room feel smaller, just something else to bump in the middle of the night.

Edited by YodaTheWrinkledOne, 12 February 2013 - 11:37 AM.


#19 namie

Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:39 AM

I'm not the OP but thanks for all the tips! I love the Fantastic Furniture Oakley bed.

#20 carriesshoes

Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:50 AM

Thank you everyone who's replied!  Such a fantastic response to something so random original.gif

My favourite is the Treehouse one (this is the expensive one I mentioned in my original post).  It's perfect.

I'll show hubby some of the others you have all suggested and we'll come to a team decision.

#21 FizzlingFireboxes

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

We bought this one for DS, we bought it in a darker wood but here it is in white.

http://www.sleepinggiant.com.au/Product/30...ed-White-Single

#22 SweetAsCandy

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

QUOTE (namie @ 12/02/2013, 12:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not the OP but thanks for all the tips! I love the Fantastic Furniture Oakley bed.


We just purchased the Oakley single bed for our dd, pretty good for $150

This is it in her room



#23 ozsuikerbos

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

We just scored a Boori Classic Single Bed in teak at our local baby store. No foot end and I love it! We searched everywhere for decent quality with NO foot end and this was seriously the best we found. And, it is nice and low to the ground which I wanted. We paid $499 and they threw in the Boori single mattress (worth $259) for free! Check them out if you like - they have a few different styles and they all come in white if that is what you are after.

Edited by ozsuikerbos, 24 February 2013 - 08:38 PM.


#24 mycrazylife

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:14 PM

we got dds from snooze.  I think it might be called a Doona foot.




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