Cornish company launches bespoke metal dog beds
This year’s must-have Christmas present for the special hound in your life is a hand made vintage-style raised metal dog bed.
Developed by the Cornish Bed Company, the custom dog beds are hand cast using Victorian construction techniques at their factory in Par, Cornwall.
Starting at £895, the beds can be made from 11 of the company’s range of cast bed styles, and include an upholstered base made from wood and coconut fibres.
Cornish Bed Company’s Garry Smith said the idea for the bespoke raised dog beds came from customer demand: "Our factory produced a miniature version of our beds to show customers how they are constructed. People loved it and wanted to order them for their pets, so we developed the dog bed range as a result.
"The dog beds are made using exactly the same methods and materials as our human-sized beds. All are made to order, so it really is possible for us to make a brass, iron or nickel dog bed to the perfect size for your pet, whether it’s for a Jack Russell or Great Dane. Any style is available on request, including four poster and day beds."
The Cornish company takes pride in making beautifully-finished beds that are built to last. The joints on all beds are hand-poured using traditional gravity casting, and each bed is imprinted with a unique identification number.
Every bed, just like the human-sized range, uses the Cornish Bed Company unique cast knuckle joints, which attach the side rails to the head and foot of the bed.
Prices start at £895 for a bed based on the company’s "Billy" or "Maud" designs, rising to £1,550 for the more ornate "Clifton" bed. For a small dog, such as a terrier, a bed measuring 90 x 50 cm would be suitable. Larger breeds could go up to 140 x 90cm in size.
Iron beds can be finished in a choice of paint colours, with brass detailing including drop rails and solid knobs. Mattresses for the bed can be purchased from their sister company, Naturalmat.