The Cornish Bed Company is the last working foundry to make authentic Victorian bed frames in the same way that they were crafted over 150 years ago.
At our foundry, the craftsmen make beautiful brass, nickel and cast-iron beds. It's a time-honoured Victorian method of building beds, which has become increasingly rare since the advent of bulk production and lighter weight, flimsy metal frames that are held together with nuts and bolts.
However, these handsome - and extremely comfortable - traditional beds have been finding new audiences in recent times, as people come to appreciate authenticity and longevity of their home furnishings more.
Our foundry, still in the same location, was set up in old stream engine sheds ear Fowey at the end of the Great Western Railway. The red-bricked, slate roofed Grade II*-listed building boasts one of the first train turn-tables in the country, which was built for the Cornwall Mineral Company.
Today, behind its original round-arched, keyed windows, craftsmen continue the traditions of iron bedmaking. The frames and moulds are set on a jig and then from the bubbling vat of molten metal, zinc is super-heated to over 500C and carefully poured by hand and left to cool, setting all of the components in place. Next, the frames are knocked out of the moulds, cleaned, fettled polished and powder-coated to meet a customer's choice of colour.
The key component in our beds is the handcast Victorian knuckle joint that joins the head and foot sections of the bed. The two parts of this joint slot together and are then tapped in place with a rubber mallet. This secured the bed without the need for any screws or bolts and is guaranteed to last a lifetime, ensuring that these beds become antiques of the future.
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