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Bed frames

By “Bed Frames” we refer to the configuration of the bedstead upon which the mattress rests or a variation of that theme.

Across the years, there have been a number of different methods of supporting a sleeping surface, although the principles have never changed.

The keyword is that is used here, namely “support”.

How best can a mattress or soft sleeping surface be raised from the floor providing a secure and comfortable sleeping area?

The very earliest arrangements were little more than a suspended plank of wood, which with the passing of time developed into tightly strung rope stretched between wooden side rails.

The phrase “sleep tight” is a legacy of this particular era of British history.

Wooden cross rails have also been used over the years and more recently, with the advent of the Industrial Revolution, sprung metal mesh bases in many different guises became popular.

Our blog contains more information on bedstead and bed design history, but we should not forget that design trends notwithstanding the bedstead started life as a purely functional piece of furniture.

In most basic form, the head and foot ends of a bed are simply there to provide a support structure between which the base can be suspended. It is the base and the mattress thereon which makes the difference between a sound sleep and nights of hell!

Thankfully, as a perfect example of form and function working in harmony, the bedstead, with the passage of time, has evolved and appeared in many different wonderful and astonishingly beautiful guises and these days with rather more sophisticated bed frame and base permutations than would have been the case several centuries ago.

Slatted frame:

The slatted base bed frame has long been popular in European countries and more recently in the UK as a hugely successful and durable concept.

Our slatted base features a heavy- duty metal frame which supports German sourced sprung beech slats which are attached to the frame by plastic slat holders.

The basic concept of this self assembly concept has not changed for years and nominal spacing between cont.........