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Quagga Designs Canada Bed Frames: an IKEA Alternative

Carl Heinrichs, owner of Quagga Designs.
Written by,

Carl Heinrichs

CEO of Quagga

There are many advantages to a Quagga Designs bed compared to some of the Ikea beds.

Easy Assembly

Our main focus is the ease of assembly, which means we incorporate no or very few metal parts. It can be time-consuming and frustrating for the customer to use metal parts such as screws or metal brackets. Small metal parts can easily be lost during assembly or unboxing of the product. They can also be a hazard when exposed to small children or pets, as they could swallow the small parts. Ordering replacement parts can become a headache, and it usually takes a long time to receive the missing parts.


Another benefit is the ability to expand some of our beds, from one mattress size to the next, within one-bed frame. For example, our No Fuss Plus bed is able to expand by simply moving the base forward which requires very little effort. None of the Ikea beds feature this benefit.

The No Fuss Plus bed frame from Quagga Designs
The No Fuss Plus Bed Frame from Quagga Designs

Being conscious about our environment and avoiding hazardous materials in production is one of our main concerns. This is why we treat all of our beds with linseed oil which is eco-friendly. Scratches can be also be easily fixed by applying small amounts of linseed oil to fill the scratch. The oil penetrates deep into the wood and gives the wood a warm  colour. None of the Ikea beds are treated with linseed oil.

We source Canadian grown birch from mills in Montreal, Quebec. Quebec is known for growing some of the best Hard Maple and Birch wood. We also use Birch wood for its strength/stability and beautiful grain. None of the Ikea beds feature Canadian grown hardwood.

Our platform beds are some of the strongest in the industry. All of our beds exceeds a load capacity of 800lbs. Ikea will not publish the weight limit of their beds! The strength is greatly increased by turning the slats sideways, as we have done with the No Fuss Plus bed. The pressure of the weight is absorbed by the full width of the slat.

If you are interested in learning more about us and finding your perfect bed frame, head to our website.

Thank you for reading this blog! We put a lot of effort into each and every one. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at, I would be happy to chat :)

Carl Heinrichs

CEO of Quagga
Carl Heinrichs is the Founder of Quagga, Canada's most innovative furniture design solutions that are easy to assemble and playfully made.

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