The Natural Bed Company are Members of:
Most models are available in a selection of timbers. One or two options are not offered because of timber quality supply problems or particular technical difficulties with a timber and the way it would need to be used, eg we currently do not offer the Senegal in oak.
We only use timber from sustainable sources and never use endangered tropical hardwoods. All our timber is from an FSC certified source. Our pine is from Scandinavia and our hardwoods - ash, oak, maple, cherry, walnut and beech are from the USA or northern Europe.
|BEECH is a light coloured timber with a slightly pinkish cast and a tight, speckled grain. See also the Java .page
|ASH is a light colour with a cream cast and usually shows a strong figure in the grain. Some darker areas of grain can occur as shown on the Nevada table top. See also the Kulu page.|
|OAK has a generally consistent colour with a tight, pronounced grain. See also the, Nevada, Cochin and Kyoto pages.
|CHERRY has a smooth grain and a reddish/brown colour which deepens quite quickly. Small areas of lighter colour sometimes occur. See also the Sonora page.
|WALNUT has a dramatic grain, a rich chocolate coloured grain with lighter stripes at times.
See also the Malabar and Tibet beds
|MAPLE is a very pale wood with a smooth grain and a contemporary appearance. See also the Oregon beds (look to the more images section).|
|PINE can be clear lacquered or stained and lacquered in a variety of colours. View here|
LACQUERS AND STAINSClear lacquer enhances the natural beauty of the wood, bringing out the colour and detail in the grain.
The following stained finishes on pine broaden the colour range:
|WHITE WASH a very attractive treatment to reduce the darkening and yellowing that normally occurs over time. See the Sahara in White wash Pine|
|ANTIQUE PINE View here|
|ROSEWOOD View here|
|WENGE click here to see the Senegal and Kumo beds|