Maple is the palest timber in our range here at Natural Bed Company. Although not as popular as oak, or walnut – maple is well worth taking a look at when deciding on the timber for your bed base. With a tight grain structure interrupted by swirls and wave-like patterns, pale golden yellow and almost white tones, maple would make the perfect choice for anyone wanting to create a light and airy bedroom design. This timber also works particularly well in more minimal rooms. Some customers even choose to add a white-wash finish to maple to prolong the pale, cool tones of new maple. Natural maple wood usually deepens in colour over time to a soft, pale gold.
To make the most of the features of this beautiful timber I would recommend choosing a bed with a prominent headboard, one where multiple panels of wood would be on show. This way you will see how the grain patterns change over a large section of the timber and how the tones and colours subtly shift. The Oregon bed suits maple particularly well, with both a large headboard and skirting around the side rails and footboard, ideal for showcasing the timber.
Alternatively, bed bases as varied as the low Kulu bed, modern Malabar bed, Orchid 4 Poster and chunky Tibet beds all suit maple. Our workshop recently made a custom maple Tibet bed base with a thin strip of walnut across which highlighted both the light, pale maple and the darker, richer walnut. We can add this detail to most of our maple beds if desired.
I do feel that maple matches up best with either the Japanese or Contemporary beds in our range. The lightness of the timber lends itself to our more modern and minimalist designs such as the Kyoto bed. Choosing a headboard with the Kyoto base would allow more of the timber to be seen whilst maintaining the simplicity of the bed shape.
We offer a range of bedside tables in maple to compliment our bed bases, with the most popular being our range of Cube Tables, available in three different heights to suit the majority of the beds in our collection. In addition to this, the Oregon and Kyoto tables can also be ordered to match your bed in solid maple wood.
We have both the Maple Tibet and Maple Malabar beds currently on display in our Sheffield showroom if you wanted to see how this beautiful timber looks in reality. Alternatively, if you cannot make a trip to see us, we can arrange for a small sample of the timber to be sent out to you. Either give us a call on 0114 272 1984 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a wood sample.
For further inspiration take a look at our Pinterest Board – Maple Wooden Beds.