The Placitas Platform Bed
The Placitas (pronounced Pla-cee-tas) perhaps best captures the unique taste of Southwestern design and culture among Nomad beds. A beautiful carved sunburst design is featured in both the headboard and footboard available in blue or stained the same as the bed. Made from solid wood and includes options in wood and finish. Manufacturer:
Nomad FurnitureCountry of Origin:
Oak or Maple with Danish Oil or Tried & True All-Natural Oil Product Manufactured In:
Albuquerque, NM USA1. Wood & Finishes (Explained)
Nomad Furniture is available in two American woods. Oak which has a very defined, strong grain pattern will be very visible on your rails and cross pieces. Hard rock maple species of wood has very little grain and is offered as an upgrade. Maple does not take dark stains well so only a very light oil finish is offered. To many this may still appear unfinished due to the very light oil used so please note this when selecting maple wood with oil finish.Watco® Danish Oil
is the proven and reliable oil finish brand used on all Nomad platform beds and tables selected with the Danish Oil option. It has been the preferred finish for more than 30 years and has been and continues to be the most popular choice of both experienced woodworkers and novices alike. It is a safe, non-toxic odor free oil finish that penetrates deep into wood pores and gives the wood a rich warm glow as well as protection. Tried & True® All-Natural Oil
is a linseed oil based finish that is derived from seeds that come from the flax plant. It is 100% biodegradable and chemical free. This natural oil finish is the preferred finish for those seeking an alternative to more traditional finishes. This type of oil finish dries slow, smoothly and shrinks little upon hardening which makes it the perfect finishing product for almost any type of furniture.
Nomad Furniture products do not use any lacquers or sealants over the oil finish. For a truly all natural appearance you can order any Nomad piece unfinished so individual can stain or paint it themselves. 2. Choose Bed Options (Explained)
This bed is designed for use with a mattress only up to 9 in. thick. However it can be modified to work with thicker specific mattress heights. Below are various options you can use to modify this bed for use with your thicker mattress or mattress/boxspring set.
Standard Bed: Made for a 7-9 in. mattress. (Headboard 28" height)
3" Bigger Gap : If using a 10-12 in. mattress. (Headboard 31" height)
7" Bigger Gap : If using a 13-15 in. mattress. (Headboard 35" height)
10" Bigger Gap : If using a 16-19 in. mattress or mattress/boxspring. (Headboard 35 " height)
3" Higher Bed : Increases height beneath bed by 3 in. (Headboard 31 " height) 3. Slat Options (Explained)
Nomad Furniture offers unfinished hardwood poplar slats that are 2" wide slats with 3" spacing with each bed. If your mattress requires specific foundation support you can select from several options that allow you to add more slats and reduce the spacing between the slats. The options below were added to help meet the warranty requirements of specific mattress manufacturers.
(3" Spacing) Poplar Hardwood Slats (Standard) - 2" wide slats with 3" spacing
(1 5/8" Spacing) Poplar Hardwood Slats (Premium) - 2" wide slats with 1 5/8" spacing.
(1/2" Spacing) Poplar Slats + Poplar Filler Slats - 2" wide slats with 1/2" spacing
4. Siderails & Footboard (Explained)
Nomad Furniture offers their beds with either a standard siderail and footboard configuration or a premium upgrade option. Both are explained below.
3 1/4" Siderails & Footboard (Standard)
All of our Nomad Furniture beds feature 3 1/4" thick siderails and footboard crosspiece. In this standard configuration you can see that the rails will sit at a higher height with the footboard crosspiece configured lower allowing for the center support rail to be supported at the correct height.
5 3/4" Siderails & Footboard (Premium Option)
This new premium option for Nomad Furniture beds allows you to select thicker 5 3/4" siderails and footboard crosspiece. This premium configuration provides a clean uniform look around the bed and increases the weight bearing capability for the frame for individuals looking for additional strength and rigidity.
5. Footboard Options (Explained)
Nomad furniture beds are constructed with a simple footboard design that incorporates a single crosspiece at the footboard between the two footboard legs. This is designed to rest below the mattress so that no matter how tall the individual is you won't bump feet on anything at the foot of the bed. The manufacturer does offer the footboard in a couple of different configurations.
Nomad furniture beds feature a standard low-profile footboard.
Higher Footboard Option:
Creates a matching higher footboard which incorporates the design aestetics of the headboard and makes a shorter version of it at the footboard. This will raise the height of the footboard above the mattress in most cases.
6. Optional "Y" Support Legs (Explained)
Nomad Furniture beds are manufactured with a long center support beam that runs down the middle of the bed and is parallel with the two side rails. Slats rest flat across this center support beam and against the side rails of the bed on ledges that are built into the side rails of the bed. These beds are made from solid hardwood and require no additional center support. However, certain mattress manufacturers may require you to have center support legs installed on our bed in order to meet the warranty requirements of the mattress. In these case please select the optional "Y" support leg option to ensure that your bed will meet their warranty guidelines.
7. Choose Delivery Time (Explained)
Nomad Furniture platform beds are made to order in Albuquerque, NM USA. In addition to the regular lead time rush options are also available if you're needing your bed sooner. Production options explained below. Add 3-5 days FedEx/UPS transit time to the production times below for delivery.
Standard Lead Time: Leaves plant in 4 weeks
Rush - Leaves plant within 2 weeks ($29 fee)
Double Rush - Leaves plant within 5 business days ($58 fee)