Bed Buying Guide: Which Type of Bed Frame Should I Get?
Sunday, April 30, 2017
We have been unpacking the complexities of bed buying the past several weeks by discussing the best size and style for your bedroom. This week, we are talking about the design. While the style of your bed describes the overall look, the design is more specific to the structure and materials.
There are dozens of designs that can be tailored to suit your style. Stigler’s isn’t confined to a single blueprint, so our customers can have a bed unlike any other. Our most common design types include:
Low post beds – typically feature frame posts that are no higher than the headboard or footboard; they can be as simple or as elegant as you like
Platform beds (also known as Captain’s beds or Storage beds) – available with or without storage, these beds are close to the ground and offer a low profile with built in support in place of a box-spring
Four-poster beds (also known as Tester or Canopy Beds) – for a bold statement, these beds can be simple or lavish and are sure to make a bold statement either way
Day beds – available with or without a trundle, day beds work well in guest or multi-function rooms because they don’t occupy much space and they double as a couch
Bunk beds – another space saving option that is especially suited to children’s rooms, bunk beds can be built with stairs, ladders, storage and more
Sleigh beds – historically a traditional bed with curved food and headboards, sleigh beds are becoming more and more popular in contemporary styles as well
While most of these designs can be crafted in any number of materials, wood is the oldest and most common building material for beds. It allows for durability, as well as the flexibility of hand-crafted features and customizations like color, wood type, storage, lighting, and upholstered headboards. Wood beds are available in all styles: traditional, contemporary, and everything in between, with increasing popularity in industrial and urban adaptations.
Beds can also be made with metal, wicker, and other materials. They are often lighter than wood, but are not as easily altered to accommodate specific preferences. These materials also lack the stability and craftsmanship that keep wood beds standing for decades to come.
At Stigler’s Woodworks, we don’t simply make traditional wooden beds. We can craft a single item or an entire bedroom set, customized to your preferences in size, style, and design. Give us a call today to get started.