Posted on Aug 14, 2012

Here are a couple of custom beds that we made over the past few months. Similar, but very different.

This first bed was built for a client here in Portland. To make sure the proportions and overall vibe were what she wanted, we mocked the bed up out of stud-grade lumber and installed it so she could sleep within the canopy for a few months before construction began. Result—just right.

The mattress is european sized, so this may very well be the largest bed we could ever make.

This bed is rift-white oak, with a “pickled” white stain, upholstery is white felt.

Here is a detail of the foot-rail– mitered wood and upholstery seam up perfectly. We also made sure that the wood grain was continuous through the mitered joint.

Detail of the Side table and drawer unit. The lamps are David Weeks Studio.

This next bed was made for a suite in the Waverley Building here in Portland. Interior design by Inside Design International— both the client, and designer (Kim Hagstette) were great to work with!

This bed is also rift-white oak, but we stained this a very dark, Van Dyke brown.

The “lacy” headboard is meant to provide privacy from the windows in the back, while not feeling too enclosed.

The perforated felt was fabricated by Moufelt, another fantastic firm in Portland pushing the limits of material. Our job was to seamlessly integrate it into the design, no easy task.