When it came time for me to upgrade my bed frame, I knew I wanted something that would withstand the test of time — both in terms of function and fashion. My goal was to find a frame I could keep for many years to come, no matter how my decor tastes change, and I also wanted one that would be easy to install. I found exactly what I was looking for in Burrow's Chorus Bed, which is customizable but not overly complex.
(While I did receive Burrow's Chorus Bed for free, all of the following thoughts and opinions expressed below are my own and are not influenced by Burrow in any way.)
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What Is the Chorus Bed?
Created by modern furniture brand Burrow, the Chorus Bed was designed to be sturdy and straightforward. It comes in three different sizes — full, queen, and king — and is customizable in terms of the wood frame finishes (oak or walnut) and headboard options. You can opt for no headboard, a wood headboard in the aforementioned finishes, or a scratch- and stain-resistant fabric headboard in heather charcoal, papyrus, or stone gray.
Chorus Bed Specs
Chorus Bed Specs (Queen)
Height (no headboard)
Height with mattress
Height with headboard
Space under bed
There is 7.5 inches of space underneath the frame, in case you're looking to store things there, while the frame and mattress go up to 23 inches. With the headboard, the full height is 40.5 inches. For a queen size, the dimensions are 85 inches by 63 inches by 14.5 inches (without a headboard).
I opted for the oak bed frame with a matching headboard in the queen size, which came out to $1,395. If you choose to go without a headboard, the price drops to $895. A full size is at least $795, while a king is a minimum of $1,095. Either way, shipping is free on every single order.
In terms of the design, the Chorus Bed is made of solid hardwood and features clean lines, Japanese-inspired joinery, minimalistic hardware, a headboard that actually attaches to the frame, and linchpin legs that match the frame's wood finish. The wood itself is truly the star of the show — and it is sourced from sustainably managed forests.
Plus, the Chorus Bed is meant to be easy to assemble. "All you do is attach the rails to the legs, slip the slats over the posts, screw on the headboard, and voilà: you just made the bed," reads the product description.
I've used the Chorus Bed for several weeks now and am happy to report that the frame is exactly as described. I love the clean, uncomplicated style, which is something I look for in bedroom furniture in particular (since I want that room to be calming and all). You can also tell that the piece is high-quality by how weighty the solid hardwood parts are.
I had a pleasant experience assembling the bed and was surprised that it could be done with no added tools and in only a handful of steps, which were listed on a piece of paper that came with the product. The frame and headboard are built so they can easily be secured together with hand screws, while the legs lock the rails together and serve as anchors for the wood slats that support the mattress. You can tell that the frame was thoughtfully designed by how perfectly everything fits together.
The most difficult part of the assembly process wasn't even putting the frame together — it was getting the entire piece, which came in three carefully packaged boxes, up a flight of stairs and into my apartment. However, I don't think this can be avoided, since that amount of solid hardwood is always going to be heavy. I'd just make sure that you have a buddy to help you carry everything to where it needs to go.
I also appreciated how a majority of the packaging was cardboard that could easily be recycled. There were a few pieces of thin black cloth, which were used to separate the wood pieces, but those could be reused when you package items in the future for shipping or moving.
Chorus Bed Pros
To sum everything up, here are my favorite parts about the Chorus Bed experience:
- Simple, timeless design
- Sturdy construction
- Easy to assemble
- The wood is sourced from sustainably managed forests
- No additional tools needed for assembly
- Straightforward, easy assembly instructions
- Free shipping
- A majority of packaging can be recycled
Chorus Bed Cons
The only con I can think of is the weight of the frame, but that is to be expected based on the solid hardwood material. To make it easier to carry, the company did ship the frame and headboard in three separate boxes.
If you're looking for a beautifully designed, unfussy bed frame that is actually easy to install, I would highly recommend Burrow's Chorus Bed. While I can't attest to the fabric headboard, I do love the wood one I have and how it was designed to attach to the frame. It's exactly what sweet dreams are made of.