Wooden beds and bedsteads originally started
life as matching items to be purchased with freestanding bedroom furniture. The
huge increase in new housing after the Second World War created demand for mass
produced, less bulky, bedroom furniture, however, whilst there was a huge
increase in the manufacture of foil veneered bedroom furniture, beds and
bedsteads could not be effectively made from the same utility type material.
This heralded the start of the manufacture of solid pine furniture and the
opportunity of buying matching pine wooden beds or bedsteads.
The availability of pine spindle wooden beds
and particularly the warm coloured antique stain began to create a demand for
the wooden beds in their own right. Manufacturers started to create solid panel
designs as alternatives to spindle wooden beds and a whole new generation of
pine wooden beds designs began to flood the bed market.
The next development was antique stain pine
bedroom furniture, which then created a demand for wooden beds and wooden
bedsteads in the same material.
Initially there were issues with the quality of
wooden bed and bed frames with unseasoned timber cracking in centrally heated homes and
effectively UK pine wooden bed manufacturers could not compete. Today there are
only a handful of specialised pine wooden bed manufacturers remaining in the
Antique stain pine wooden
beds and wooden bedsteads remain extremely popular and offer excellent value
for what are solid timber wooden beds.
White American Oak is of high quality, has very
few knots and is regarded as one of the finest for making oak furniture. The
natural graining of the timber, when hand polished with wax, creates a
beautifully natural finish to what are, very high quality products, be they
wooden beds, wooden bedsteads or wooden bedroom furniture.