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Where to buy a high bed

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I really would like to buy a 4 poster bed, brass bed or sleigh bed without selling the farm any ideas .
You get the idea something impractical but beautiful but not low to the ground


I have looked at a few online sites but it is hard to tell what the quality is like and I assume shipping from the Uk -Ireland would be too expensive ..even with the current exchange rate

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Re: Where to buy a high bed

Try the big brockenhauses - second hand. Transport will be a serious undertaking, but the 'up' side is that you could get a fabulous vintage item for a fraction of the cost of new...

I would recommend asking at the 'Zurcher brockenhaus' (they have lots of furniture in their back room which isn't on display)...and the other one to try is the massive furniture warehouse for 'brocki-land' at Dietikon.

I have seen the most beautiful four poster and sleigh beds, vintage, solid wood...at the brockenhauses....you may get lucky...

www.tigel.ch is in Seefeld, and with them I would also recommend speaking to them - they don't store a lot of large items, but they might be prepared to call you if they source something that might fit their needs - they have a woodworking shop as well and make beautiful (and extremely pricey) one-off wooden furniture...and they repair and refurbish old stuff that comes in as donations...they are a charity too...
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Dear EFs

I really would like to buy a 4 poster bed, brass bed or sleigh bed without selling the farm any ideas .
You get the idea something impractical but beautiful but not low to the ground


I have looked at a few online sites but it is hard to tell what the quality is like and I assume shipping from the Uk -Ireland would be too expensive ..even with the current exchange rate

thanks
http://www.ikea.com/ch/de/catalog/products/S29849969

Sand it down till it looks old and vintage!!!!!
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Re: Where to buy a high bed

Depends how big your farm is, you might only have to lose a couple of cows!! I can help you if you want something custom made, see www.noonwoodwork.com pm me with an email address and I can send you some photos of prototypes and models not on the website.
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Sorry but that is an ugly bed looks like in belongs in a prison cell
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Re: Where to buy a high bed

We've got one, but not for sale. The shop (in the UK) had to sell it cheap as it was so big- and I thought we'd got a fabulous bargain - until of course I had to find a very good quality mattress for it
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Re: Where to buy a high bed

OP brings up a valuable point, and that is what is up with all of the bed frames these days?--they are so low to the ground that you would have to crawl out of bed (we finally found a model at Micasa that would allow you to attach 40 cm legs, as an obscure option in the back of the catalog). At first, I thought it might be a "Swiss thing," but I then noticed that these Asian-inspired floor beds are everywhere. It looks cool, but like it would enrage you on a daily basis.

Also about beds. Flat sheets????? My precious!!!! (Is this an EF trope like brown sugar?)

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Perhaps look at

www.matelpro.com

and look for lit baldaquin
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Re: Where to buy a high bed

thanks a million that was fast : )

at RTN I am not parting with the cows I need the quota
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at RTN I am not parting with the cows I need the quota
Okay maybe just 1!! Prices for beds start at Chf3000 and depending on size, materials, finish required and head/foot design&materials' your budget is the limit.
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