Wooden bed originated as bedroom furniture that was part of a set or matched pieces for the bedroom. The wooden bed was originally a knotty pine material with the wood shaped or turned with spindles for the head and foot of the bed.
Over the years, the demand for mass produced beds changed the manufacturing of the once individually created wooden bed to encompass veneered finishes for the beds leaving the once adored pine and wood beds a part of history. The newer styles of beds resulted in lighter and less bulky bedroom furniture.
Throughout the years, the desire for the wooden-beds returned opening the bedroom furniture market back to the beloved strong sturdy wooden-beds. The wooded beds with matching nightstands replaced the cheaper lighter bedroom furniture and once again embracing the wooded bedroom furniture of the past.
The development of stained antique appearing pine furniture became a demand by consumers. The wooden-beds with the spindles and the warm colored antique stain were seen in bedrooms in every home. Manufacturers saw the demand for wooden bed and added to their inventory and designs solid panel designed wooden-beds to expand the consumer’s choices. This created an entire new generation of wooden-beds.
Even with the new designs and developments of wooden-beds, the traditional materials were still available and used for the manufacturing of the wooden-beds. The rising costs of the materials created prices for the wooden-beds that only the wealthy could afford creating a new dilemma for the beloved wooden-beds and bedroom furniture.
The rising cost of wood caused UK manufacturer to seek supplies from different countries that included Brazil and South Africa. The quest was prior to the metal and leather bedding materials from the Far East.
Issues of cracking of the unseasoned imported wood located in homes with central heat meant the UK pine bed manufacturers were unable to compete with the manufacturers using other dependable materials. Born out of this issue was the limited number of UK manufacturers that specialized in the wooden-beds.
The Far East became the source for the different types of wood for the beds. Due to slow importing issues from New Zealand, the wooden bed manufacturers began to rely on the Far East for the importation of the wood materials for the beds. Currently the solution to the importation of the wood has been solved due to faster shipping from New Zealand and importation of American Oak wooden-beds and other bedroom furniture.