Last Thursday a Bespoke Green Oak Bed was seen (if only for a few short clips) on BBC2’s ‘Building Dream Homes’ Available on iPlayer for only one more day! The bed doesn’t appear until the last 5 minutes so don’t lose heart.
Inlaid butterfly joint detail to stop the cracks in the headboard opening up
The program followed a number of architects from across the UK. Wendy Perring of PAD Studio was the architect behind the stunning house in the New Forest in which the bed now resides.
Built in side tables with integrated power and light switches
The 3.3m long solid oak headboard helps give the master bedroom a natural feel, something that the owners were keen to achieve. The floor to ceiling glazing gives stunning views to the surrounding woodlands, helping to make the connection between the solid English oak of the bed and the surrounding trees.
Green and seasoned oak double bed.
Here’s a few photo’s of a recent commission that I delivered to a couple in Oxfordshire last November.
The head and foot boards are both made up of a pegged green oak frame, with seasoned oak in fills. Random curved grooves were added to the in fill boards, to great effect. The head and foot are tied together by longitudinal stretchers, using large lapped dovetails to lock them in at either end. Diagonal bracing to the central stretcher prevent racking. Larch slats provide a base for the mattress.
At their wedding, instead of having a normal wedding gift list, the couple asked for contributions to a furniture fund, from which they were able to pay for this bed. A lovely idea that has given them the opportunity to commission a unique and personalized handmade marital bed.
Please visit the medium gallery on my website to see photo’s of other bed commissions. And if you like the idea of having a truly unique bed, handmade to your own design then please do contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07973 863 511