Stars, Stripes, and Headboards: 5 Gorgeous Beds Made in the U.S.A February 11, 2015 09:16

Bed (bĕd): n. A piece of furniture for reclining and sleeping, typically consisting of a flat, rectangular frame and a mattress resting on springs.**

**From The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Let’s face it, we’re all very fond of our beds. When the alarm goes off in the early morning, we’re even maybe a little too fond. But hey - beds care for us, comfort us, and warm us like no other household object, and for that, we’re eternally grateful. That being said, our sincere and relentless dedication is exhausting for our beloved places of rest. These poor guys are on the clock 365 days of the year (barring beds belonging to insomniacs; they get plenty of vacation nights)! 

If your old friend is showing some signs of needing a frame upgrade, consider a Made in USA bed. Not only will you find the quality you expect from an American made manufacturer, but you’ll also be pleased to find beautiful designs ranging from classic to modern. Read on to discover a few of your options when selecting a bed constructed close to home, in the good ol’ U.S.A!

#1: Heartwood & Burlington Bed by Vermont Furniture Designs (Vermont)

A part of Vermont Furniture’s Heartwood & Burlington collection, this hardwood frame fuses traditional Shaker style with Art Deco design elements for a contemporary and unique look.  Available with either rounded (Heartwood) or square (Burlington) edges, this classic but modern bed frame is simple, strong, and elegant.  If you have specific needs in terms of size or shape, chances are you can make that happen: because they’ve been producing this style for so long (it’s been their most popular line for 20 years!) they have a large collection of easily customizable pieces.

#2: St Lawrence Cannon Ball Bed by Gat Creek (West Virginia)

 Ahoy matey! Blast off into royal shut-eye with this luxurious bunk.  Not only are their products beautiful, but they’re also sustainable: a whopping 95% of Gat Creek’s raw materials are procured from the 350 mile radius surrounding their factory.  Want extra storage space?  This model can also be made with drawers underneath, providing you with the ideal spot to keep your spare Bates’ bedspreads or blankets.

#3: Sarah Sleigh Beds by Copland Furniture (Vermont)

Making their first big break during the American and French Empire periods, sleigh beds often feature ornately curved head and footboards and are heavy and rich in appearance.  This Shaker-influenced sleigh bed brings a refreshing sense of lightness and balance to a traditional design.  Made to Order, this bed can be customized for a mattress and box spring or mattress only.  You also have your pick as to what wood (solid cherry or a solid maple combination) and what finish (conventional or water borne).  

#4: Pecos and Pecos Lite Beds by Nomad Furniture (New Mexico)

 If you like things on the pure and minimal side, these beds are “as simple as a bed can get.” With no exposed connectors or headboards, the Peco beds are streamlined, straightforward, and pleasant to look at (and to sleep on!).  Available in Red Oak, Hard Maple, and Light or Dark Bamboo and hand-rubbed with Danish finish oil, a Peco bed is built to last a lifetime.  

#5: Marguerite Bed by The American Iron Bed Co. (California)

Thus far, we’ve been focusing on wooden beds-- but let’s not forget the metal option!  If you like the idea of a dignified vibe and are looking for an iron rather than wooden frame, this may be what you’re searching for.  Iron bed frames have a long American history, beginning in the mid-1800’s.  At that time, iron produced in the U.S.A was of a superior quality than its European counterpart.  Soon many American foundries were off and running, producing their own unique frame designs and reaping profitable sales.  This particular design is a recreation of an original antique, available with custom finishes and other options.  

...Have you fallen asleep yet? Did we miss any of your favorite Made is USA beds? Feel free to share them in the comments below.

 

Photo Sources:

1) http://www.vermontfurnituredesigns.com/heartwood-burlington.html#3

2) http://www.gatcreek.com/index.php/gallery/category/4-bedroom

3) http://www.copelandfurniture.com/bedroom/beds/sarah-sleigh-bed-with-51-in-h-headboard-and-high-footboard.html

4) http://nomadfurniture.com/platform-beds/

5) http://www.americanironbeds.com/aibsown/bedfulls/25406cuframe.html