About our Timber we Use
All our timber is sourced from sustained forests. The timber heat treated(kilned) to remove all infestation. No added chemicals or treatments are applied to our timber. During our processes the timber is sawn and sanded. This means, just like a natural skirting board you can either use as it is or easily apply your own coloured finish
Why are the beds not painted?
We previously supplied, like everyone else on the internet cheap imported beds. These came complete with a painted finish. The problem is that, just like a skirting board the paint chips and flakes off, making for an unsightly finish in a couple of months. We have invested our money in the quality and strength of the product rather than the finish. Most customers like the natural look, the product can be used with no further treatment. However, if you want to apply a finish it is super easy peasy. Firstly we strongly advise you assemble the product first, this ensures you are happy with the quality and makes it easier to apply the finish.
I want to colour the bed, what do you recommend?
Given what we have advised above we do not recommend painting a bed. The paint simply sits on the timber and will chip when knocked. Timber has been stained for centuries; the reason is that the stain sinks into the timber so cannot chip off. We recommend a Wood Dye or stain. This has the advantage of a varnish finish but dries to form resilient layer that will protect the timber. Application is very easy, we recommend you build the product and place a sheet under for protection. You simply apply using a lint free cloth, much like polishing a surface.
Wood Dye/stain comes in many exciting colours. You only need to purchase 250ml (depending on your requirements) to finish a whole bunk bed. We do recommend you use a site called Wood Finish Direct, they have a very large colour, oil and stain selection. Click HERE for details