Keep it simple, keep it different and make it perfect! That’s been our guideline since we made our first bed over 40 years ago – a waterbed made from recycled roof joists. We no longer make waterbeds and we no longer use old joists but we still make bed frames from sustainable timber. We love wood and we think the amazing natural resource of timber should be used to make beautiful furniture that will last.
Our workshops are a couple of miles from the showroom, we believe in using local skills and preserving the tradition and satisfaction of making a piece of furniture from start to finish. Our style of production and the variation in wood grain and colour ensures that each bed is beautiful and unique.
Most of our customers order their wooden bed in a hardwood such as oak but we also offer most of our beds in pine. We’re aware that people have different budgets and we want to make our designs as accessible as possible. Our aim is to make wooden beds that are right for you so we’re always happy to discuss modifying our designs – if you want to change one of our designs ask us, it may be possible!
Quality is at the top of our priorities in both manufacturing and customer service. We’re based in Sheffield where we’ve been awarded the Made in Sheffield mark granted to local businesses who are continuing Sheffield’s tradition of quality manufacturing. We’re a member of The Furniture Ombudsman and the Guild of Master Craftsmen. We receive a great deal of positive feedback from our customers – many of our product pages include independent customer reviews. You can see more reviews on Free Index, Facebook, Trustpilot and Google.
The Natural Bed Company Showroom
If you want a new mattress we can give you good advice by phone but if you can come to the Natural Bed Company Showroom you’ll be able to test the mattresses and the wooden beds for yourself. Here we also have a collection of bed linen and throws, organic towels, toiletries and other accessories available for purchase.
At Natural Bed Company, for our wooden beds, we only use timber from sustainable sources and never use endangered tropical hardwoods. All our timber is from a legally certified source and purchased under EUTR (European Union Timber Regulation). Our pine is from Scandinavia and our hardwoods – ash, oak, maple, cherry, walnut and beech are from the USA or northern Europe.
Buying timber from managed forests ensures that new trees are planted and the cycle of planting, growth and harvest can continue. We think it is important that the amazing natural resource of timber should be used to make furniture that will last. Timber for mass produced furniture from China and the Far East may be logged with no regard for the sustainability of the immediate environment or the future of the planet.
The Natural Bed Company has supported the cause of the Tibetan people for several years, a passion project of our founders Peter and Kay. China has occupied Tibet since 1950 and thousands of Tibetans have escaped over the Himalayas to preserve their way of life; many settle in northern India and Nepal. We continue to make regular donations to projects to help Tibetan refugees, along with supporting local and national charities including the Archer project supporting the homeless in Sheffield and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Made in Sheffield
For many of us Sheffield’s great appeal is the Peak District a 10 minute drive away, but we’d also enthusiastically recommend:
- Gaard – they are just down the road and make a great coffee!
- Nick Hunter – inspired Sheffield based woodcarver with a wonderful range of wooden birds and delicious sense of humour.
- Collard Manson – a great, local independent store for unusual clothing and jewellery.
Who are we? Natural Bed Company is managed by sisters Paula and Caro Whiteside. In the showroom and on the phone you’ll also meet our colleagues Amanda, Beth and Maddie. We have a great team of talented wood-workers and futon-makers who work at our Sheffield workshops.
Our showroom times are Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5.30pm.