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traditional craftsmanship

Ash is a beautiful timber.

The reason I designed this traditional bed to be made in ash isn't just for great strength and durability,

I've used ash because I love how the turned bed-posts and spindles really show off the natural grain of this beautiful organic material.

 

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Ash is used for tool handles, oars, snooker cues, hurly sticks,
it's been used in the frames of cars,
and way back it's been used to make longbows and spears.

 

 

 

Your bed is made from the timber of a single Irish ash tree.

traditional child's bed

The colour and wonderful grain variations in the timber are the result of nearly 200 years of nature's influence in the Irish landscape.

 

 

 

 

traditional child's bed
 

 

The bed shown here is made to fit a standard UK single mattress.

 

Your bed is made to order,

so your bed can be custom-made to fit your preferred choice of mattress.

 

 

 

(I don't supply mattresses, there's to many to choose from, so you'll need to buy this separately.)

traditional child's bed

 

 

A natural timber should have a natural finish.
I hate to see wood encapsulated within an industrial nitro-cellulose lacquer - sure it looks good, but it feels like plastic and smells like a chemical accident.

So I've finished this bed with a hand-rubbed blend of waxes that accentuates the natural beauty of the grain that gives you pleasure to the touch.
And it smells nice, like good furniture should.

 

 

easy bed assembly

Putting a bed together is something that many people hate.

I designed this bed to be assembled by my seven year old son, Bowen.

 

Two end-boards, two sides, and a solid ash slatted mattress support - just five sections.

 

 

 

Each part is clearly marked,

only one size of screw is used,

and supplied with a great little screw key to ensure simple and secure assembly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I designed the night table with useful little everted ends.

 

These rounded ends create bump-safe corners,

help prevent books toys and drinks falling off,

and help little fingers find the edge of the table in the dark.

night-table

 

night-table detail


Like the bed, the whole table is solid natural ash, made with timber from the same tree as the bed.

 

 

The little drawer-box is solidly made using the organic strength of half-blind dovetails.

 

The drawer glides naturally on polished ash runners, and have little stops to prevent the drawer pulling out by accident.

 

 

 

 

 

traditional bed and night-table

Please get in touch if you would like to own beautifully natural hand-crafted furniture