Modern take on Victorian era sleigh bed, with curved headboard and footboard, in cherry wood
Modern take on Victorian era sleigh bed, with curved headboard, in cherry wood
Modern warehouse bedroom styled with Chilton Furniture's cherry wood Shaker inspired Penobscot bedroom collection

Penobscot Sleigh Bed

Regular price $ 2,175.00


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 Penobscot sleigh bed is a modern take on the cozy Victorian sleigh bed, with clean, elegant lines. 

Chilton was once again honored to be able to showcase our furniture in an episode of the National TV series Tree House Masters as seen on Animal Planet.  This project was closer to home as a they built a beautiful lake side tree house in Monmouth, ME.  This project featured two of our beds, the Penobscot Sleigh and the Shaker Arch.  We are hoping they are providing a restful night sleep after a day of play and adventure in the canopy of the forest. You can see the full 2018 episode here.

Shown in cherry. Also available in maple. 

Overall Dimensions
Twin - 86"L x 41.5"W x 45.5"H (footboard 32"H)
Full - 86"L x 57.5"W x 45.5"H (footboard 32"H)
Queen  - 89.5"L x 63.5"W x 45.5"H (footboard 32"H)
King - 89.5"L x 79"W x 45.5"H (footboard 32"H)
California King - 93.5"L x 75"W x 45.5"H (footboard 32"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
Gap between platform and bottom of headboard is 11"

Built in cherry, this bed is designed to be used as a platform bed that only requires a mattress or accommodates 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.

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.

Built to Order

Standard build times are 10-12 weeks.
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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.

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.*

Chilton Delivery Map

"The delivery service was wonderful. All the furniture was wrapped to protect it from any damage. Chris and Chad did a great job unwrapping and carefully assembled and set everything up where we wanted it ... They did a great clean up afterwards. They made sure that we were happy with the furniture and its positioning before they would leave. Thank you!" - Tom & Cathy K.
 
Orders
Up To
$3000
Orders from
$3001 up
to $6000
Orders
over
$6000
New England
Southern Maine
Orders Up To $3000: $129
Orders $3001-$6000: FREE
Orders over $6000: FREE
Northern Maine
Orders Up To $3000: $195
Orders $3001-$6000: $65
Orders over $6000: FREE
MA, NH
Orders Up To $3000: $195
Orders $3001-$6000: $65
Orders over $6000: FREE
CT, NY, RI, VT
Orders Up To $3000: $345
Orders $3001-$6000: $215
Orders over $6000: FREE
Northeast
DE, DC, MD, NJ, PA, VA
Orders Up To $3000: $395
Orders $3001-$6000: $265
Orders over $6000: FREE
Midwest / South
FL, GA, KY, NC, OH, SC, TN, WV
Orders Up To $3000: $445
Orders $3001-$6000: $315
Orders over $6000: FREE
Western / South
AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MI, MO, MS, MN, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY
Orders Up To $3000: $545
Orders $3001-$6000: $415
Orders over $6000: FREE

 

* 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.


4.71 Average

7 Reviews

Jeff

Jeff, Thank you for your candid feedback on the platform structure (listed in your Company review). We have transitioned most of our platform beds to a slat system that is both elegant and solid, with a thick center support rail replacing the legs. Your comment may be just the kick-in-the-pants we need to encourage the builder of our Penobscot beds to make a similar change. Very glad to hear you are happy with your new sleigh bed overall, and hope to see you back soon. Warmest regards, The Team at Chilton

Peter

This bed is elegant and classic; a slightly modern take on an otherwise timeless piece. The bed was delivered ahead of schedule. Thank you Chilton for a gorgeous piece!

Greg B

We bought a dining room table and chairs and a queen bedroom set. They are good designs at fair prices. Delivery was very professional.

Mark P

We purchased 2 Penobscot night stands to compliment the sleigh bed we purchased earlier in the year. The quality of all items is excellent - beautiful finishes and robust design. We're very pleased with Chilton and plan to add a dresser to our set in the near future.

Anonymous

Wood is gorgeous and the lines are very graceful. It is quite sturdy despite its delicacy.

Mary M

The bed is lovely and well made. The finish is a smooth cherry in a rich color. The one drawback is that under the bed the four wooden supports are not finished, and I feel they should match the finish of the bed. If I sit in my reading chair in the bedroom, I can see the unfinished supports and I also can see them if I look at the bed from the hallway. This is a minor flaw which I wish I had noticed in the showroom.

Mary, We are glad you are happy with your bed and appreciate your feedback on the color of the supports. We are going to be contacting you to send you four new ones that will be stained to match the cherry color of your bed, and we are also going to be working with our builder to address this issue on future king-sized beds. Thank you very much for your feedback! - Chilton Furniture Co.

Heidi B

Beautiful bed, very well constructed. A wonderful focal point to my newly renovated master bedroom. Next, I'll look at dressers and nigihtstands!


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.*

Chilton Delivery Map

"The delivery service was wonderful. All the furniture was wrapped to protect it from any damage. Chris and Chad did a great job unwrapping and carefully assembled and set everything up where we wanted it ... They did a great clean up afterwards. They made sure that we were happy with the furniture and its positioning before they would leave. Thank you!" - Tom & Cathy K.
 
Orders
Up To
$3000
Orders from
$3001 up
to $6000
Orders
over
$6000
New England
Southern Maine
Orders Up To $3000: $129
Orders $3001-$6000: FREE
Orders over $6000: FREE
Northern Maine
Orders Up To $3000: $195
Orders $3001-$6000: $65
Orders over $6000: FREE
MA, NH
Orders Up To $3000: $195
Orders $3001-$6000: $65
Orders over $6000: FREE
CT, NY, RI, VT
Orders Up To $3000: $345
Orders $3001-$6000: $215
Orders over $6000: FREE
Northeast
DE, DC, MD, NJ, PA, VA
Orders Up To $3000: $395
Orders $3001-$6000: $265
Orders over $6000: FREE
Midwest / South
FL, GA, KY, NC, OH, SC, TN, WV
Orders Up To $3000: $445
Orders $3001-$6000: $315
Orders over $6000: FREE
Western / South
AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MI, MO, MS, MN, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY
Orders Up To $3000: $545
Orders $3001-$6000: $415
Orders over $6000: FREE

 

* 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.