Curved Corner Legs – For Perfectly Contoured Bed Frames

Oxford Bed Frame - With Curved Corner Legs - Handmade by Get Laid Beds

At Get Laid Beds, we specialise in the manufacturing of handmade solid wooden bed frames that are built to stand the test of time and with this, we love to further develop our products and add new and exciting things for our customers to enjoy. This is why we have the addition of our ‘curved corner leg’ option on almost all of our bed frames!

The curved corner leg option was designed with our customers in mind and has proven to be a very popular addition to our bed frames. The leg posts instead of having a ninety degree angle are rounded off and offers the well named ‘curved corner’. Customers have chosen this option for many different reasons whether this be for the aesthetic value or for added practicality within the chosen bed room. Many parents have chosen the curved corner leg option for use within their child’s room to ensure less danger of injury whilst they are playing. Others have chosen this with our Space Saver Bed Frames as due to the construction of these bed frames, the mattress sits flush on top of the frame and therefore the curved corner leg option follows the contour of the mattress giving an overall more rounded finish to the bed frame and adding a softer feel to the room, especially if you are looking to save space. We find that our Low Oriental (Space Saver) is the most popular choice with our curved corner leg option in the Space Saver range. Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why a “Wooden” Bed Frame Is The Best Choice!

The London Bed - Handmade Wooden Beds by Get Laid Beds

Your bed, that place we all enjoy being in so much, features heavily in the centre of your home and considering you spend a 1/3 of your life in bed, it is vital that you pick something that you love first and foremost.  However, when you consider the advantages of choosing a Wooden Bed Frame, you may think twice about what you buy next time.

A Wooden Bed can add style, elegance and character to your bedroom due to their distinctive appearance, however, their are many other benefits that you might not have considered until now.  All of which are important when choosing the most important piece of furniture in the house.

1. Choice

Wooden bed frames come in many different styles varying from the sophisticated, antique to the traditional and contemporary.  But the biggest benefit in choice is down to the colour and finish of the wood.   Not only is there the type of wood to choose from, between the softwood’s and hardwood’s, but also the colour and finish applied to the that of the wood itself.

Often a pine (Softwood) bed frame construction will be stained to show off the natural timber grain, or alternatively a solid colour can be applied for a completely different appearance such as a modern white or matt black.  Choosing a hardwood bed finish allows for a richer appearance, with the oak, cherry or walnut as examples providing a natural attractive deep oscillating grain which can also be matched against other furniture you may have in the bedroom.

2. Strength

Wooden bed frames can often come with a long guarantee due to the robustness of the construction.  The strength and long lasting nature of the structure and method of construction allow for a wooden bed frame to last indefinitely.  Especially those that utilise ‘mortise and tenon’ joints which provide an exceptionally strong joint at the often weakest point, being where the side rail connects to the leg.  Get Laid Beds provide an 11 year guarantee on all beds to prove this.

3. Practical

A benefit of being flat packed when delivered, allows that you can move the bed into any room of your house with ease, especially for those who have loft spaces.  This would have proved impossible with a bulky divan base. It’s also easy to move with you when you change house.  A slatted bed base also increases ventilation and airflow underneath your mattress keeping a fresh and hygienic sleeping environment.

4. Environmentally Friendly

Wood is the most widely available renewable source on earth.  Growing in abundance, forests provide an endless source of timber that when sustainably harvested will continue on forever.  Most pine imported to the UK is usually FSC or PEFC certified to ensure it’s from sustainable sources which are re-planted when harvested.  But if you’re not sure, you should always check.

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Flat Packed Wooden Bed Frames – Easy to Assemble & Convenient

Handmade Wooden Bed Frames by Get Laid Beds - Flat Packed For Your Convenience

At Get Laid Beds all of our wooden bed frames are designed and manufactured within our workshop in Leicestershire by experienced bed-makers and each one arrives to your door flat packed. They are all expertly handcrafted and built-to-order, ensuring each bed is made with the customer in mind. Manufacturing our wooden bed frames in this bespoke way enables us to customise each bed and tailor it the customer’s exact requirements. Whether you would like an extra headboard, a lower or higher bed frame, a longer bed frame or any combination of amendments – we can alter the frame to suit your intended purpose and needs all for a small minimal fee. Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Brazil

World Cup 2014: Brazil

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is the 20th World Cup – the largest international men’s football tournament. This year, this is currently taking place in Brazil and it was the incredible opening ceremony yesterday, the 12th June. This is the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition – the last one being held in 1950. A total of 64 matches will be played across 12 cities in Brazil in new or redeveloped stadiums. Continue reading

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Low Bed Frames: The Stylish Bedroom Option

Low Oriental Bed Space Saver - Low Bed Frames - Handmade by Get Laid Beds

Loft conversions are an excellent choice to expand the space in your home but it can sometimes be difficult to find a bed to fit in the often awkward spaces and low ceilings that attics can offer. This is why we came up with our range of Low Bed Frames – these bed options enable you to fit a full sized bed in any space available and we have many different designs for you to choose from. We find that our Low Loft Bed and Low Platform Bed are two of our most popular choices to fit into an attic as neither of them feature a headboard yet still offer a wonderful finishing design. Continue reading

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World Environment Day 2014: Raise Your Voice, Not The Sea Level

 

World Environment Day 2014

World Environment Day (WED) is observed every year on June 5th to raise global awareness environmental concerns. Activities like street rallies, parades, concerts, tree planting, clean up campaigns etc are organised to highlight a particular theme each year which is hosted in a different city each time. The theme for World Environment Day 2014 is ‘Raise Your Voice, Not The Sea Level’ which throws the spotlight on how small islands are being affected by global warming and the rising sea levels. It is no surprise to see that our climate change has changed over the years. Factors like food wastage/rubbish, growing population, industrialisation and urbanisation have contributed to raising global warming to much higher levels. Because food waste and rubbish creates such a large portion of this issue, we have highlighted small things that you can do to help protect the beautiful nature that we have on this planet that we are so fortunate to be able to exist on. Continue reading

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Dreams Continued: What Do They Mean?

 

It is believed that dreams are like letters from the subconscious mind. Many people study dream analysis and interpret common dreams to see what they symbolise. Although there is no definitive rule book for exact accurate descriptions, many of them make sense when you look into them and they also offer an excellent starting point for most people to interpret this further on a person level. After our popularity of a previous dream blog we thought we would delve into a few more common dreams – how many of these can you relate to?

Baby Dreams

To see a baby in your dreams can signify innocence, warmth and new beginnings as babies often symbolise something that is in your own inner nature that is pure, vulnerable, helpless and uncorrupted. Sometimes you can dream that you have ‘forgotten’ your baby which represents an aspect of yourself that you have abandoned up put aside due to changing circumstances. If you dream that a baby is neglected then it suggests that you are not paying enough attention to yourself or utilising your full potential. Combining a baby dream with a water dream often signifies one or the other polar opposites whether this be regression or rebirth.

Death Dreams

Death dreams can be scary and terrifying at the time as you often get the feeling that it is really happening to you. It is a broad subject and can mean very different things. It can often symbolise inner changes, transformation and positive development – meaning big changes are ahead of you and you are making a new start, leaving the past behind. Metaphorically speaking, death can mean a part of you has died whether this be an end to bad habits, end of a relationship, destructive behaviour etc. Death can also mean conflicting ideas depending on the person – it could represent a wake up call as it can be your mind’s way of trying to grab your attention. Or, it can also mean escape which is very common in extremely stressful jobs. Dreams of death should not be taken literally as most have more positive outlooks than the negative. It’s symbolic of change or endings. Continue reading

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Four Poster Bed Frames – The Iconic Bed That Exudes Sophistication

Four Poster Bed Summer - Handmade Wooden Beds by Get Laid Beds

For centuries the Four Poster Bed has been the go-to design for those wanting the next level of bedroom comfort and luxury and even today, they still symbolise abundance and opulence.

The Four Poster Bed was first invented in Europe and was initially developed from simpler bed frames at the time due to wealthy noble-men and landowners wanting to exhibit their position in society. For this reason, they were constructed bigger more flamboyant than anything that had previously been seen. Robust and expensive hardwoods were used as the materials draped in luxurious fabrics such as velvets and fine wools. The four posts not only provided the bed with an extra level of privacy but also trapped heat inside – vital in the cold unheated homes at the time. Continue reading

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Hardwood Bed Frames – The Choices

Our Hardwood Bed Options - Cherry - Handmade by Get Laid Beds

At Get Laid Beds we specialise in the manufacture of handmade wooden bed frames. As a standard option, all of our bed frames are made from 100% solid Scandinavian pine. However, we do also have upgraded luxury hardwood options available which include oak, ash, cherry, maple, beech, walnut or sapele (mahogany substitute). With this choice, many people may wonder what would be the best choice for them – so we have compiled some information about our luxury hardwood options.

1) Oak

Oak is a native wood typically found in the British Isles and Ireland, it is abundant in most conditions except marshy conditions or very light or chalky soils. Having a density of 0.75g/cm3 – higher than most of common woods, it comprises great strength and hardness, making it extremely suitable for a variety of uses and purposes. Since the middle ages, Oak has been prized for use in interior panelling of prestigious buildings and used in the construction of fine furniture. Until the 19th century, Oak was the principal timber used in the construction of timber-framed buildings and today, it is still used for those purposes as well as fine furniture and flooring. Because of its durable nature and easy on the eye aesthetics, it is the most popular material for hardwood bed frames. Continue reading

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Shift Work: How To Ensure You Get A Great Night’s Sleep

 

Shift work can effect people’s lives greatly as most people on night shifts don’t get an appropriate amount of sleep. Shift work isn’t easy because it involves working against your body’s natural rhythm. You need to be active and alert at night when your body is designed to sleep – but you need to sleep in the day when you’re wired to be awake. Many shift works also then end up driving home at times when their body clock is telling them that they need to sleep. Years of research on night shift workers has shown that they are six times more likely to be in a road accident than other workers.

Night shift workers usually get on average one or two hours less sleep per 24 hours compared to say workers. To avoid fatigue, shift workers need to get as close to eight hours sleep as possible. Losing those one or two hours sleep a day for four days can make you as sleep deprived as missing one whole night of sleep. This level of fatigue also increases the risk of ‘micro sleep – when you fall asleep for a few brief seconds (we’ve all been guilty of this at some point!) but this can be especially dangerous if you’re driving or operating machinery. Continue reading

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