Malabar Contemporary Wooden Bed

(12 customer reviews)


The Malabar wooden bed retains the elegant simplicity of our popular Nevada, Sahara and Tibet beds. What is the difference between the Malabar and the Tibet? The Tibet is 8cm higher (to the slats) and has chunkier legs, while the Malabar is shorter overall, but has a slightly taller headboard panel.

The Malabar’s headboard supports lots of pillows and still shows your favourite wood grain. It is a popular, medium height bed.


Product Description

Our Malabar wooden bed base is a modern, minimal design. Its simple frame creates a classic look, and it is available to order in our full range of timbers and finishes. This bed base is a real staple and can suit a whole range of styles and tastes. Our Malabar is photographed above in solid oak and maple. The pictures also feature our original-height Cube bedside tables and solid oak bedroom furniture from the Black Lotus Collection. Please click on these images to enlarge them.

We also have the Malabar pictured in Black Stained Oak. This finish is available to order here.

All our wooden beds are fitted as standard with sprung beech slats for extra comfort and to increase the life of your mattress. This bed is supplied with non-slip matting to keep your mattress in place.

Every bed is made to order. Our current lead-time is currently around 12 weeks (+ delivery).


Overall length: 205cm for 200cm long mattress; 195cm for 190cm long mattress
Overall width: same as nominal size, e.g. a 150cm Malabar is 150cm wide
Height to top of bed slats: 30cm
Under-bed clearance: 19cm
Height to top of headboard: 91cm
Approx. self assembly time: 20 minutes

Lacquer Finish:

Our ‘natural’ look lacquer finish, named for its clarity, allows you to appreciate the myriad colours and subtle variations in tone of natural timber. It retains a very subtle, soft sheen which protects the timber from grease marks and some stains.

Delivery Information:

Our prices include delivery on the UK mainland
Within the Sheffield area we deliver using our own vehicle.
Outside the Sheffield area we use a carrier. When your order is ready we’ll contact you regarding your delivery.
Delivery will be on an agreed weekday between 8am and 6pm. In some cases it may be possible to deliver on a Saturday or on a specified day – for an extra charge – please contact us for details.
Please email us for Worldwide shipping rates.
Easy self assembly. Click here to see our simple self assembly instructions.

Made in Sheffield, keeping local skills alive | 12 year structural guarantee 


For inspiration on how to style your wooden bed base, take a look at our Pinterest idea boards!

12 reviews for Malabar Contemporary Wooden Bed

  1. Rebecca Lim

    The black malabar bed is a beautiful, elegant and timeless design with a stunning finish. Needless to say I am very happy with this bed!

  2. Jane Wheeler

    Delighted with our malabar bed – beautifully made and finished. Excellent service. Thank you!

  3. Laura Rafferty

    Beautiful looking oak bed of fantastic quality. Low headboard which works great in our eaves room. Customer service good too.

  4. Chris

    Top quality finish. Definitely built to last, love the oak. Just shows up the rest of the furniture in the room, so looking into cube bedside tables to match.

  5. Ryan & Lina

    This product is amazing. The quality is far superior to anything else we looked at and is good value for money. The customer service was great and they were able to give us a “bespoke” size headboard which was a nice touch. We will definitely use again and can honestly say that you will struggle to find a higher quality product.

  6. Ruth and Owen

    We love our Malabar bed – we debated for ages as it was a pretty significant investment, but couldn’t be more pleased. Ours is oak, it is super solid. We went for a slightly taller bedhead, which the company were happy to do. It was easy to put together, and ordering/delivery all went smoothly. It feels really high quality, and looks just great.
    We would definitely recommend them 🙂

  7. Gill Hughes

    Always wanted one of these beds as we gazed at them through the windows of the old shop on Division Street for many years and now that dream come true. Love our new Malabar in Ash – contemporary, very solid and comfortable and looks fab. Natural Bed Company were great to deal with, friendly and helpful and personal delivery service as local in Sheffield. Very easy to construct too. Highly recommend.

  8. Pauline Peach

    We are really pleased with our Malabar bed. The ordering and delivery was hassle free and the oak is excellent quality. It was easy to put together and the low headboard is just right for our loft room. Very solid and well made. Would recommend.

  9. Jane Roscoe

    Beautiful design and well made. Bought the malabar in oak, really simple to put together and it looks great! You can tell the timber used is top quality

  10. Joanna E

    We’re thrilled with our beautifully made Malabar bed. The style is exactly what we have been looking for. The Natural Bed Company is a wonderful shop; we were very impressed with the informative, personal and professional service. Second to none. Delivery to our flat in London was no problem.

  11. Jennifer

    Beautiful bed. Easy to assemble. Well made, refined, lovely details. Solid construction. Nice people, easy to deal with (delivery service was also decent). Glad we found you – we saw your beds on Pinterest! Ps We had a footboard added too – worth doing.

  12. z.misseri

    Excellent service and the beds are beautiful! We bought 3 king size in oak and we’ll definitely be buying from you again if we need another. The oak is a lovely colour and goes well with our oak floors. The Malabar is a very modern bed, not too high and not too low. They are of such high quality and I could not find anything on the market that came close to this design/quality. Thank you. I would definitely recommend.

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