Our workshop is located in Sheffield – here our team of talented craftsmen make – from start to finish – our collection of solid wood beds, along with a range of bedside tables, sofa-beds and futon mattresses.
Our Team at the Workshop
Generally an order is put into the hands of a single craftsman to take it from start to finish. We think this is an important connection between the woodworker and the customer: the craftsman has a sense of ownership of a finished product and responsibility to the client.
Here is a little more about some of our key workshop staff:
Nigel – our work-shop manager.
He is a talented craftsman, apprentice trained, and with over 15 years of experience in carpentry. He has been our workshop manger for some time now and plays a crucial role in the design process for any new model, working closely with our designer and company director Peter. He had a huge part in the design of the Orchid four-poster bed – creating an elegantly simple design.
“My favourite part of the job? It’s the satisfaction of turning planked timber into a beautiful piece of furniture.”
Nigel’s own bed? …… a bespoke kingsize Zanskar in Walnut and Maple.
Lee – is the head of our lacquering department.
Lee is our go-to-guy for special wood stains and lacquered headboards. He is a perfectionist and loves a challenge! Lee mixes our special stain colours, and particularly enjoys applying more unusual finishes or a challenging high-gloss lacquer.
Lee’s favourite timber is walnut, which looks so good with the almost matte lacquer we use at Natural Bed Company.
Steve has been making our futons for well over ten years.
With Peter’s input he has experimented with fillings and design adjustments to come up with, what we feel is our best-ever futon mattress: comparatively light-weight, comfortable and wonderfully supportive! Because each futon is hand made we can tailor our designs to meet our customers’ needs: “I have made futons in so many shapes and sizes! I even made a bespoke collection to fit the prow of a boat!”
Steve’s bed? .. a Kumo bed base without a headboard with a whitewash finish.