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1 Headboard shape: Oxford

Headboard position adjusts to suit your mattress height

2 Headboard finish: Earth velvet
3 Frame & leg finish: Oak stain
4 Leg height: Medium
5 Underbed storage: 0 boxes

Single beds can accommodate 2 drawers, small doubles and larger can take 2 drawers on each side. Your drawers will be either 20cm or 28cm high, depending on your chosen legs and finished in your leg colour.

6 SIZE: double

These beds are slightly larger than the mattress by approximately 9cm.

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Beds & underbed storage

General details

Using quality redwood throughout creates a classic look. Many companies produce beds that appear cheaper because they miss the opportunity to choose excellent wood and apply superb finishes.

Our 'Shaker' beds are handmade using mortise and tenon joints to ensure solidity. The frame's solid redwood slats, measuring 15 cm wide, firmly support the mattress. We avoid using whitewood pine in any of our beds due to its brittleness, as it comes from a quickly growing tree (and inevitably looks less appealing). Only a couple of companies still use redwood pine like us, which is a greater quality wood, and no one else in the country does.

We ensure the quality and ethical production of every aspect of our furniture from start to finish. By not shipping products thousands of miles, we can control the quality of the FSC wood, the type and quality of mattress fillers, the workmanship, the limited, reusable packaging, and the free services—deliveries, assembly, returns, and old bed/mattress removals with recycling. All delivered directly to you from our London workshop by our committed staff. Buying directly from the craftsmen always provides better value. Your bed will be skillfully handmade in our environmentally friendly London workshop, designed to be long-lasting, comfortable, and beautiful. We recycle 98% of our waste and use only water-based finishes on our FSC® certified wood. Traditional carpentry methods ensure your bed is solid, comfortable, and will stand the test of time. Our beds come in sections, allowing them to fit into all homes, so there's no need to worry about narrow hallways or stairs.

Make your bed special and infuse it with your personality by choosing from a range of headboards, leg designs, and a wide range of color options. If you don't want a headboard, select the "platform" model. Enhance the natural grain of the wood by choosing one of our wood stains. We offer a lovely selection of water-based paints to add color to your bedroom while being long-lasting, safe for you, your family, animals, and the environment. If you prefer a fabric finish, check out our curated selection of 100% natural Belgian linen, soft jean cottons, or the easy-to-clean velvet options. They are truly beautiful.

The beds…

  • Guaranteed for 16 years.
  • Free delivery and assembly (geographical exclusions and some surcharges may apply).
  • Free recycling of your old frame (on a like-for-like basis).
  • 10-Week Free Trial with a money-back guarantee, including collection from where we delivered it.
  • If you are outside our postcode delivery area, please call us to help you arrange delivery with couriers or to schedule a workshop collection.

Dimensions

  • Height to the top of the bedframe that the mattress sits on varies according to the leg or bed design you choose
  • These beds are slightly larger than the mattress by approximately 9 cm. Our beds are made in UK standard sizes.
  • We make special sizes upon request. Some retailers supply non-standard UK sizes, so please be sure to check your mattress is approximately the same size as our mattresses, give or take 1 inch or 2.5 cm. If you don't see the size you are looking for, please call us on 020 3927 7777; we will sort it out.
  • All mattresses vary in length and width by, give or take, 1 inch (2.5 cm). This is wise to expect no matter where your mattress comes from
Oxford headboard

If you're looking for a luxurious high headboard, then the Oxford headboard is the ideal choice. Slightly reclined, with rounded edges, this design will bring the grandeur of classic opulence to your bedroom.

Choose from one of our satin wood finishes — which beautifully enhances the natural grain of the wood —, paint, velvet, or linen fabric upholstered finish.

Our stains and paints are water-based and safe for the environment, children, and pets. Upholstered headboards are finished with 100% natural Belgian linen, soft jean cotton, or easy-clean quality velvet.

Dimensions

Height: 30” (76 cm) 
Width: 1” (2.5 cm) wider than the mattress

The headboard has adjustable height settings. The lower settings for the headboards can only be used with very low beds by having the headboards adjusted in production. Our drivers will be happy to do this for you before the final assembly of your bed, free of charge. After the trimming, the parts that are left exposed will require no further maintenance as they are underneath the bed at the back.

This Oxford headboard will add 4-5 inches (10-12.5 cm) to the total length of your frame.

Please note that our headboards are not stained, painted, or upholstered on the back, and neither is the headend, as these parts are not visible. However, if your arrangement is different and these parts are visible (i.e., your bed will be in the middle of your room), please reach out at least three days before delivery. Fees may apply.

We aim to reduce unnecessary use of any chemicals and proudly stand by this commitment to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

Sunday headboard

Sunday mornings are meant for breakfast in bed and a well-deserved lie in — what better place than in a bed with a beautiful 'Sunday' headboard? This decadent high headboard is cleverly designed to be at the perfect angle for sitting in bed and reading the paper.

Choose from one of our satin wood finishes — which beautifully enhance the natural grain of the wood —, paint, velvet, or linen fabric upholstered finish.

Our stains and paints are water-based and safe for the environment, children, and pets. Our upholstered headboards are finished with 100% natural Belgian linen, soft jean cotton, or a hard-wearing easy clean quality velvet.

Dimensions 

Height: 21 ¼” (54 cm) 
Width: 1” (2.5 cm) wider than the mattress

The headboard has adjustable height settings. The lower settings for the headboards can only be used with very low beds by having the headboards adjusted in production. Our drivers will be happy to do this for you before the final assembly of your bed, free of charge. After the trimming, the parts that are left exposed will require no further maintenance as they are underneath the bed at the back.

This Sunday headboard will add 4-5 inches (10-12.5 cm) to the total length of your frame.

 

Please note that our headboards are not stained, painted, or upholstered on the back, and neither is the headend, as these parts are not visible. However, if your arrangement is different and these parts are visible (i.e., your bed will be in the middle of your room), please reach out at least three days before delivery. Fees may apply.

We aim to reduce unnecessary use of any chemicals and proudly stand by this commitment to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

Camden headboard

Gently drift off to sleep with our simple Camden headboard, designed for that morning breakfast in bed. Even when space is at a premium, there is no need to compromise on style or practicality. The Camden headboard has the best of both worlds — it has been expertly handcrafted with no protruding edges to make your room feel open and uncluttered.

Choose from one of our satin wood finishes — which beautifully enhances the natural grain of the wood —, paint, velvet, or linen fabric upholstered finish.

Our stains and paints are water-based and safe for the environment, children, and pets. Upholstered headboards are finished with 100% natural Belgian linen, soft jean cotton, or a easy-clean quality velvet.

Dimensions 

Height: 12” (30 cm) 
Width: 1” (2.5 cm) wider than the mattress

The headboard has adjustable height settings. The lower settings for the headboards can only be used with very low beds by having the headboards adjusted in production. Our drivers will be happy to do this for you before the final assembly of your bed, free of charge. After trimming, the parts that are left exposed will require no further maintenance as they are underneath the bed at the back.

This Camden headboard will add 4 inches (10 cm) or less to the total length of your frame.

Please note that our headboards are not stained, painted, or upholstered on the back, and neither is the headend, as these parts are not visible. However, if your arrangement is different and these parts are visible (i.e., your bed will be in the middle of your room), please reach out at least three days before delivery. Fees may apply.

We aim to reduce unnecessary use of any chemicals and proudly stand by this commitment to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

Modern headboard

The clean design of our Modern headboard will instantly add a stylish touch to your bedroom. Simple lines and a straight headboard offer a timeless minimalist effect. Adaptable to both classic and contemporary styles, this sleek bed will be an elegant addition to any bedroom.

Choose from one of our satin wood finishes — which beautifully enhances the natural grain of the wood —, paint, velvet, or linen fabric upholstered finish.

Our stains and paints are water-based and safe for the environment, children, and pets. Upholstered headboards are finished with 100% natural Belgian linen, soft jean cotton, or a easy-clean quality velvet.

Dimensions 

Height: 8” (20 cm) 
Width: 1” (2.5 cm) wider than the mattress

The headboard has adjustable height settings. The lower settings for the headboards can only be used with very low beds by having the headboards adjusted in production. Our drivers will be happy to do this for you before the final assembly of your bed, free of charge. After trimming, the parts that are left exposed will require no further maintenance as they are underneath the bed at the back.

This Modern headboard will add less than 4 inches (10 cm) to the total length of your frame.

 

Please note that our headboards are not stained, painted, or upholstered on the back, and neither is the headend, as these parts are not visible. However, if your arrangement is different and these parts are visible (i.e., your bed will be in the middle of your room), please reach out at least three days before delivery. Fees may apply.

We aim to reduce unnecessary use of any chemicals and proudly stand by this commitment to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

Platform

Our platform bed is simplicity itself! Timeless and modern all in one.

Choose from one of our satin finishes, which beautifully enhance the natural grain of the wood, or a painted finish. Our stains and paints are water based, which are safe for the environment, children, and pets.

Dimensions

We have made our 'Classic' bed frames to be as streamlined as possible. The bed frame itself is approximately 7 cm tall (3 inches). Add this to the length of the legs that you have chosen and that will be the height the mattress sits on.

Legs

'Tall' legs (underbed storage available) 

  • Clearance 12” (30 cm)
  • Floor to top of slats 15” (39 cm)

'Medium' legs (underbed storage available)    

  • Clearance 9” (22 cm).
  • Floor to top of slats 12.5” (31 cm)

'Deco' legs

  • Clearance 2.75” (7 cm)
  • Floor to top of slats 6.25” (16 cm)

Special leg lengths

  • We can vary the heights of our legs. Please contact our sales team for details.
Finishes & Fabrics

When you customize your bed, you can select from the following:

Stains

We offer many beautiful wood-enhancing stains that are completely water-based and safe for our environment, animals, and children. Our stain finishes include Black, Oak, Medium Oak, Teak, Red Mahogany, and English Oak. All of these stains have a two-part high-quality final lacquer finish applied to enhance the grain and longevity of our beds.

Paints

Our premium water-based paint is applied by top craftspeople from the industry within a controlled environment for lasting quality. The finishes are healthy for the environment, people, and pets. We don't offer painted finishes for the frame of our Original beds, but we can customize it for you at no extra cost. Just contact us for more information.

Fabrics

We hand-upholster our headboards with top-quality 100% Belgian linen, soft jean cotton, or easy-clean velvet fabrics fitted by our upholsterers using quality fillers. Available in various colors.

Unfinished

Select 'unfinished' to leave your bed sanded and 'ready to finish' so you can match the paint, fabric, or wood colors within your home.

Varnish

Select 'varnished,' and we will use clear lacquer but no staining — just a cleanable, protected, and well-finished wood presence.

Underbed Storage

All of our 'Shaker' beds, apart from the low 'Deco' legs version, have the clearance height underneath the frame to accommodate our storage boxes. Designed specifically for our beds, these boxes offer the perfect place to hide away clothes, extra bed linen, shoes, bags, and toys. They are available in any of our beautiful wood-enhancing finishes, which are completely water-based and safe for our environment, animals, and children.

The chosen stain will cover the external faces of these sturdy boxes, designed to slide smoothly across a carpeted bedroom floor. For wooden floors, simply add sticky felt protectors (as with all other furniture) to protect the floor.

The underbed storage boxes are meticulously crafted in our environmentally friendly London workshop (in which 98% of our waste is recycled), using traditional skills and techniques by the expert hands of our carpenters.

Dimensions

  • Length: 94 cm
  • Height: 28 cm or 20 cm (when placing an order for a frame, the right storage drawer options will be offered as a final selection in the ordering process)
  • Depth: 52 cm

Given the dimensions above, this allows for up to two storage boxes under a single frame and four (two on either side) under a 4-foot small double bed or larger.

The drawers are supplied flat-packed with an amazing bolt-together simple and strong design. They are assembled for free upon delivery by our installation delivery crew.

  •  

    I was 17 in 1978 when I started hand making beds here in London, building beds that last and using sustainable natural materials has always been my core requirement. We became the first FSC certified timber bed makers in the UK, and in caring for the woods that we use, we influenced the bedding industry to reduce the use of rain-forest and other ancient forest woods!

    Sadly most of the UK's beds and mattresses are really skimpily made of poor quality, unethically sourced materials. I focus on craftsmanship and environmentally sound practices to make beautiful products that last; I like delivering good quality, service and value. 

    Since 1978 I've been handmaking lasting quality beds here in London.

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