Our beds are made to be strong and sturdy: designed for kids but built for adults. While many furniture companies use softer, less durable woods like pine, we use poplar—a high-quality, sustainable, locally sourced, renewable hardwood. The wood of the North American species poplar (or Tulipwood as it sometimes called) is fine-grained and stable, making it easy to work with and well suited for high-quality finishing. We use oversize bed rails and 3 1/4” corner posts that can support over 300 lbs. Except for the architectural bolts used to attach the rails to the corner frames we don’t use any metal in our beds: no wood screws, no metal plates, and no braces or angles used to artificially reinforce inferior products. We never use particle board or composite material in our beds.