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    • dhokes
    • By dhokes 15th Apr 18, 10:17 AM
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    Solid wood bed
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    • 15th Apr 18, 10:17 AM
    Solid wood bed 15th Apr 18 at 10:17 AM
    Can anyone recommend any retailers where I can purchase a contemporary bed made from solid wood rather than cheap MDF veneered wood? I'm based in the Midlands btw.

    I've stumbled upon Oak Furniture Land however the reviews on their customer services doesn't sound too good so I've currently got Get Laid Beds and Natural Bed Company on my list to check out. A long shot but has anyone purchased anything from these places? Thoughts on them?
    Last edited by dhokes; 15-04-2018 at 12:34 PM.
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    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 15th Apr 18, 12:33 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 12:33 PM
    I can't comment on those two retailers but, if you are in the south, I can recommend A World of Furniture.

    They have stores in Blandford, Poole, Salisbury and Southampton.

    We have purchased a few items (not beds) from the Southampton store and are very pleased with them.

    They are better quality than OFL with sensible prices.

    Good luck
    • maisie cat
    • By maisie cat 15th Apr 18, 1:21 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:21 PM
    You could find a local carpenter/furniture maker. Beds are quite simple to make even with turned posts
    • MS1950
    • By MS1950 15th Apr 18, 2:22 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 2:22 PM
    Worth looking at these.

    They make their own pine beds, seem reasonably priced, and they deliver:

    https://www.realwoods.co.uk/index.php/product-category/bedroom-2/beds/?product_orderby=price

    Also on ebay with 100% feedback:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESINDXX%3AMESOI&_ssn=rea lwoods-lichfield&_sop=15
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 15th Apr 18, 3:33 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 3:33 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 3:33 PM
    Can anyone recommend any retailers where I can purchase a contemporary bed made from solid wood rather than cheap MDF veneered wood? I'm based in the Midlands btw.

    I've stumbled upon Oak Furniture Land however the reviews on their customer services doesn't sound too good so I've currently got Get Laid Beds and Natural Bed Company on my list to check out. A long shot but has anyone purchased anything from these places? Thoughts on them?
    Originally posted by dhokes
    I purchased a bed from the Natural Bed Company about 12-14 years ago; very good quality. I contacted them for some replacement connectors which I'd misplaced when I moved home. The bed had been discontinued, but they were able to sort me out.

    So good customer service, too.
    • ashe
    • By ashe 15th Apr 18, 4:55 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 4:55 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 4:55 PM
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/corona-soild-pine-kingsize-frame/dp/B002UOHBJM

    Had One of these for 4 years now, great looking and good quality
    • boliston
    • By boliston 15th Apr 18, 5:17 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 5:17 PM
    i got this bed in 2006 and it seems really good - it has good quality beech sprung slats https://www.naturalbedcompany.co.uk/product/malabar-wooden-bed/
    there is also a company called abaca where i got a mattress but they also do good beds http://abacaorganic.co.uk/product-category/beds/contemporary/
    • dhokes
    • By dhokes 15th Apr 18, 6:57 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 6:57 PM
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    I purchased a bed from the Natural Bed Company about 12-14 years ago; very good quality. I contacted them for some replacement connectors which I'd misplaced when I moved home. The bed had been discontinued, but they were able to sort me out.

    So good customer service, too.
    Originally posted by Grenage
    What kind of mattress do you use with it? Memory foam, latex, pocket spring etc.? I'm thinking of trialling one of the new memory foam mattress companies in a box like Leesa and I was wondering if it would be okay on their sprung slats or whether to opt for the flat slats.

    i got this bed in 2006 and it seems really good - it has good quality beech sprung slats https://www.naturalbedcompany.co.uk/product/malabar-wooden-bed/
    there is also a company called abaca where i got a mattress but they also do good beds http://abacaorganic.co.uk/product-category/beds/contemporary/
    Originally posted by boliston
    What kind of mattress do you use with it? Memory foam, latex, pocket spring etc.? I'm thinking of trialling one of the new memory foam mattress companies in a box like Leesa and I was wondering if it would be okay on their sprung slats or whether to opt for the flat slats.

    Also their Malabar bed is on my shortlist of beds. Is the headboard thick? I was wondering if you could upload a photo of the bed? If not, no worries.
    • daivid
    • By daivid 15th Apr 18, 9:01 PM
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    Bought mine from John Lewis a year or so ago. Price was favourable to OFL and the like, bed may well have been on offer but still a lot on there seems to be priced well compared to the furniture stores that advertise on TV.
    • boliston
    • By boliston 15th Apr 18, 9:15 PM
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    i have got the abaca ramsey latex mattress http://abacaorganic.co.uk/product/ramsey/ - had it 4 years and hard to beat as i'm not so keen on foam or sprung mattresses - if i was getting another bed i would probably go with abaca - they have solid slats (not sprung slats) but i'm not sure there are any real benefits to sprung slats - the only issue with the malabar is the cam type fixings to secure the joints as the headboard does creak sometimes so needs occasional tightening - the malabar is very solid and thick and is certainly a top quality bed which should last many decades
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 16th Apr 18, 11:52 AM
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    What kind of mattress do you use with it? Memory foam, latex, pocket spring etc.? I'm thinking of trialling one of the new memory foam mattress companies in a box like Leesa and I was wondering if it would be okay on their sprung slats or whether to opt for the flat slats.
    Originally posted by dhokes
    I used a futon, so it might be worth asking their advice once you've decided. I would assume flat slats for a mattress normally.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 16th Apr 18, 12:09 PM
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    I can't comment on those two retailers but, if you are in the south, I can recommend A World of Furniture.

    They have stores in Blandford, Poole, Salisbury and Southampton.

    We have purchased a few items (not beds) from the Southampton store and are very pleased with them.

    They are better quality than OFL with sensible prices.

    Good luck
    Originally posted by Head The Ball

    I have bought a number of items, including a double bed, from the Salisbury store and also found them to be decent quality and sensibly priced.
    • Johnjones7656
    • By Johnjones7656 17th Apr 18, 2:46 PM
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    Have a look at funky chunky furniture...very well made!
    https://www.funky-chunky-furniture.co.uk
    • benjus
    • By benjus 17th Apr 18, 8:15 PM
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    I recently bought 2 large wardrobes made to specification from https://akdfurniture.co.uk/ - they are very nice and well made. They have quite a good range on their website but will also copy designs or make things to your own design. Price-wise they were very competitive compared with similar quality items from retailers.
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