Made uniquely for you
Each bed is hand poured using traditional gravity casting and then individually numbered making it bespoke and personal for each customer. Iron beds are robustly powder coated in a choice of many colours, and brass beds are skillfully antiqued and then lacquered by hand with a matt lacquer to ensure the finish lasts the test of time.
Hand crafted by our skilled craftsmen in Cornwall, these beds are manufactured using traditional Victorian casting techniques and feature Victorian cast knuckle fixings, promising a lifetime guarantee. The zinc is hand poured at temperatures exceeding 500°C and the cast knuckle joints with individual numbering make every bed unique.
Antiquing - with Danny
With 23 years' service, Danny is a veteran bed-maker. Highly-skilled at antiquing and finishing, no bed leaves the factory without Danny's seal of approval.
The Fettling Process - with Andrew
Then there's Andrew, son of Factory Manager Barry, and the fettler of the operation. He makes sure the beds castings are silky smooth before being put in the oven for firing.
Casting the Moulds - with Kenny
Always cool under pressure, Kenny's been casting beds at the factory for 16 years. Pouring zinc at 500c, this man has the steadiest hands in Cornwall.
Assembling the Frames - with Paul
A true artisan, Paul assembles the brass and nickel frames and puts the beds together. With an eye for detail, he's been constructing metal masterpieces with us for 19 years.
Painting & Quality Control - with Barry
Last but not least, the leader of this merry band of men is Barry. Barry is the longest serving craftsman at the factory boasting 23 years' of bed-making.
Hand cast in Cornwall
Based in Par near St Austell, The Cornish Bed Company is one of the last foundries to hand cast traditional iron, brass and nickel beds.