Many of us think about how eco-friendly our blankets and pillows, and even mattresses are. But I think it’s less common for people to consider the sustainability of their bedroom furniture. I could be wrong, though – maybe I and my big leather sleigh bed are in the minority. (No hate mail, please. The bed is close to 10 years old. I didn’t know any better at the time.)
If you’re looking for a bed frame you can feel good about buying, Urban Woods has a great selection of sustainable furniture made from reclaimed wood and eco-friendly materials manufactured using environmentally-conscious processes. Among them is this Zuma platform bed frame, handmade in Los Angeles, California and available from The Clean Bedroom in Westport. The reclaimed wood is finished with water-based stains and low-VOC acrylics.
According to the manufacturer, much of the timber used in Urban Woods products was originally harvested and milled 50 to 100 years ago, and seasoned in the Southern California sun for decades. They say this provides stability and resistance to future distortion or structural movement.
Many will appreciate this model’s four under-bed drawers. After all, who can’t use more storage space? Shown here in “Rustic Gray,” the bed is also available in nine other finishes, so there are lots of options.
Prices range from $2,675 for a twin to $3,075 for a king. The Clean Bedroom, 1869 Post Road East, Westport, (203) 292-9275. www.thecleanbedroom.com