Penobscot Arbor Bed
The Penobscot collection is named after the great river that runs through the center of Maine and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Before dams were placed on the river, ocean ships could travel all the way inland to Bangor, which was the lumber export capital of the world in the 1800's, to pick up their wooden cargo. There were so many boats in the river it is said you could walk from deck to deck to cross between the two cities of Bangor and Brewer.
The Arbor bed, built in Cherry, is a modern Arts & Crafts design, which will lull you into a deep slumber with its hints of Maine's endless forests. This bed is designed to be used as a platform bed that only requires a mattress.
Please note that when your new cherry wood furniture arrives, it may be lighter in color than the wood shown in the accompanying photo. New cherry wood is initially a pale, straw color and gradually darkens to a beautiful amber over time with exposure to light.
Twin - 79.5"L x 45"W x 50"H (footboard 20"H)
Full - 79.5"L x 61"W x 50"H (footboard 20"H)
Queen - 83"L x 67"W x 50"H (footboard 20"H)
King - 83"L x 82.5"W x 50"H (footboard 20"H)
California King - 87"L x 78.5"W x 50"H (footboard 20"H)
Other Bed Dimensions
Rails - 6 1/4"H x 1"D
Slat Height is 12 1/2" off floor and 4 1/4" deep on rail
Bed Posts - 2 1/4" Thick
Built in Cherry, this bed is designed to be used as a platform bed that only requires a mattress or to accommodate a standard mattress and foundation. Five plywood slats, each 1/2" thick by 15 3/4"W, make up the bed foundation. This rests on 1" x 1" cleats attached to solid wood rails. Also there is a solid wood spine that runs under the plywood for extra support, in the center of the bed, suspended by 3 adjustable feet.
Built to OrderStandard build times are 10-12 weeks.
Platform vs. Standard Bed Frame
A Standard bed frame typically comes with 3-5 "slats", or pieces of wood that lay across the side rails of the bed frame. These slats are designed to hold a traditional box spring, or foundation, which sits under a mattress to provide support.
A Platform bed has either plywood or sufficient slats running down the length of the bed frame to directly support a mattress without the need for a box spring.
Platform beds typically cost a little more than Standard ones, but they avoid the need to purchase a box spring and allow for a more modern, lower profile look.
Quarter-Sawn White Oak
For more details and example furniture, visit our Wood Species page.
To order physical wood samples, please contact our showrooms in Scarborough and Freeport.
White Glove Delivery
Chilton offers nation-wide white glove delivery service, which means that your furniture will be carefully blanket wrapped, transported to your home, carried inside, and assembled, as needed. Your charge is a flat rate based upon delivery distance from Maine, and includes an unlimited number of pieces (a particularly good value for larger orders). For single item orders of smaller pieces, please call to inquire whether common carrier shipping is available. Delivery times can take between two and nine weeks, depending on location and distance from our Maine warehouse. For deliveries to Alaska, Hawaii, or otherwise outside of the continental US, please call our showrooms to inquire about delivery options.
We are currently offering a free or reduced delivery offer for larger orders. Please see details below.*
* Please note that this free or reduced delivery offer cannot be combined with other sales, discounts or promotions
Delivery Costs for Lighting and Home Accessories
When lighting and home accessories are ordered along with furniture, the delivery expense is included in the cost of the furniture delivery. When ordered separately, the delivery cost for lighting is a flat $45 for an unlimited number of lighting pieces. The delivery cost for smaller home accessories is $9.95. For larger home accessories ordered separately that can be shipped by common carrier, please call for a quote.
The bed is beautifully designed and built.