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We are looking to buy a house and all the houses we are
interested in have much less storage space than our rental unit.
I am looking for a queen size captain's bed. I have been
looking on craigslist but people mostly have captain's beds for
Does anyone have any suggestions for local furniture stores that
may carry them?
My husband and I have a king-size captain's bed purchased at European Sleep
Works in Berkeley. We bought it 10 years ago, but a phone call would tell you
whether they still carry such things.
Also short on storage
We bought a queen captain's bed for the same reason. It works
great in our small bedroom. It is from Gorman's furniture on
Telegraph. They sell unfinished pieces, but they will finish it
for an extra fee. We love ours. I would get oak instead of pine
because it gets a lot of use. Remember that you will need space
between your bed and bedside table in order to open the drawers.
Love the drawers
We're looking for medium quality Mission style bedroom furniture
in the East Bay (for teen's room). Any recommendations for where
to look? Oakland/Berkeley, even as far as Walnut Creek. I also
found Hoot Judkins in Redwood City on the web. Anyone have comments on
Thanks in advance!
Fenton MacLaren on San Pablo and also College Avenue in Rockridge
has some very nice reproduction Mission-style furniture. Their
prices are quite reasonable, and the furniture (I especially
like the store on San Pablo) is very attractive. There is also a
store near the Ashby BART, on the northwest corner of Shattuck
which looks really nice.
If you're open to buying online, you can find reasonably priced
mission furniture at Home Decorators,
we need to get a bed frame for our new mattress. we want a
platform since we didn't get the box spring on the mattress (but
could always build something for a frame). we do want something
well made and have looked at wooden duck, evolution (quote of
$2000 on sale!). thanks.
Check out Oyster Bed in SF. They have a great selection, a wide price range (depending
mostly on features and kind of wood) and the best bonus is the added storage under the
bed! We own three of their beds and have been very pleased with them.
We are looking for a good place to buy a new bed, somewhere in or near
Berkeley. Our criteria: a king size, firm, stylish bed, preferably
higher than average and possibly not with the usual slatted base which
we have found doesn't give great support in the past. We can't spend a
small fortune, but don't want dirt cheap. I have looked at the usual
suspects, such as Ikea, Crate & Barrel and Pottery Bar,n and not seen
anything I like. Does anyone have any recommendations?
I bought a daybed at Mancinis on Ashby, and learned some interesting things about the bed
business in the process. Did you know that you can negotiate down the price at most
mattress stores? Several hours after I placed my order, I found something I liked much
better, for a lower price, via the internet. I went back to cancel my order (internet
printout in hand) and the salesman said he could order that bed for me at the same price I
found online, then I wouldn't have to pay for shipping. Mattresses are purposely difficult
to compare, because the various models have different names at each store. However, you can
negotiate down the price, and you should definitely comparison shop and use the internet as
tools in your negotiation.
I recently bought a bed off the internet that I'm happy with.
You know those memory foam mattresses you see advertised at 4am
when you can't sleep? I finally bought one and it does help me
sleep better. I bought it from www.SelectFoam.com ,and I ended
up buying a mattress pad for my son too
Hi, I am pregnant with baby two, and already have a 16 month
old co-sleeping..I am hoping to change that soon, but
meanwhile, I am on a full size futon and it's time to grow up
and get a big bed! I am wanting a king size and need
recommendations. I have read previous recommendations on
buying a European Sleepworks bed, and it sounds great, but this
is a little out of my price range. Anything more affordable??
I am probably not a huge connoisseur, anyway, since I have been
sleeping on a crappy ikea futon for years.. By the way, I am a
thin person and like softer beds, while my partner likes them
firmer. Thank you!
---Can't Wait to Have a Real Bed!
We bought a bed from Costco (online), king size. Tha shipping is free and the bed cost about
$800. We looked everywhere and queen sizes are most common, priced around $ 1500 for a decent
one. This one we bought from Costco is REALLY comfortable, we went with a frim one but they have
a few different selections. Some a a bit cheaper and some cost a bit more. I definitely wouyld
buy another one from them in the future. The mattress is Sealy Posturepedic (elswhere priced at
We recently got new beds at European Sleep Works with no flame-retardant
chemicals and we're so happy! I now need to get some bedding for the two beds.
Does anyone know if regular non-organic cotton sheets, or all cotton mattress
pads (like from Target), have chemicals sprayed on them? Or, does organic cotton
merely refer to the way the cotton was grown (w/o pesticides)? I'd hate to buy a
non-chemical bed and end up with bedding treated with unnecessary chemicals.
From what I understand, most fabric items sold have some kind of
preserving or stain repelling chemical applied. This is to protect
them from soiling before they are sold. I understand that the
chemical washes off. We make sure our kids new clothes are washed
at least once before they ear them. I would not be sruprised if
sheets had the same thing. And you are right, organic cotton
sheets may also be treated this way. But the good news is, you can
wash sheets in hot water with soap and that should help to get rid
of a bunch of those initial chemicals. There may be some
manufacturers who don't apply such a chemical. That info may be
very difficult to track down, and the person selling yo the item
may not truly know. Also, the main advantage of organic cotton, in
my opinion, is the benefit to the farmland, other environment, and
farmers (all VERY important),and it does not provide much benefit
directly to the consumer. In summary - get some cotton sheets that
you like, wash them well before using, and don't worry about it.
Know where to buy organic cotton bedding at reasonable prices?? (Specifically, 2
sets and maybe a duvet cover) I've looked at some on-line stores but I'm not sure
the quality, especially the sheets under 300 thread count. Thanks!
I just bought some organic sheets at Bed Bath and Beyond that
were reasonably priced and are quite soft and nice.
Can people recommend a reliable online retailer for good quality, 100% cotton
bedding at not-outrageous prices? Earthsake is great, but waaay too
expensive...and I have finally given up on the Company Store. The last time I
ordered from them, they first sent the wrong size--I sent it back, and waited weeks
for a new one in the right size. When I received the right size, the color didn't match
what was in the catalog, so back it went, along with a request for a different color
altogether. It has been a few weeks since I returned the item, and I just called to
check on the exchange process. To my chagrin, they told me I should be receiving
my new comforter cover any day now--minus the shams, because they have been
discontinued in that color!!! No phone call or email to ask if I still wanted it...Eight
weeks after the transaction began, no duvet cover on my new Company Store
Anyone have a favorite online store for Company Store-like merchandise without
the grief? I don't have time to go to a storefront and shop.
naked comforter needs cover...
They have all kinds of stuff for good prices. You may or may not
find what you want but it's definately worth looking;
I got a black leather back pack/purse from them last year for
$25.00 and I love it. Good luck. also Land's End has cotton
bedding but I don't know their prices...may be pricey.
Lands End - 'nuff said...
I have ordered sheet from both cuddledown.com and llbean.com
and have been happy with both service and quality (both happen
to be in Maine ?!?) I especially like llbean's flannel sheets.
It is also good to watch out for the sales at garnethill.com.
My 2 favorite internet sites for bedding are overstock.com and
eBay. Overstock.com usually has a great selection and good
prices. eBay can be more work because you have to search for
what you want and then bid, but I've gotten such amazing deals
(and great quality!) that I had to mention it. Also, if you
don't *mind* shopping, a store called Tuesday Morning (in
Berkeley and all over Contra Costa County) is also fabulous. We
actually stocked a high-end 5 bedroom vacation rental home
between these 3 places and spent a lot less than we expected to.
Try Eddie Bauer, LL Bean, and there's an outlet store on College
Ave just about a block-plus south of Claremont (on the west
side) whose name escapes me, but they have an online shop based
out of San Rafael.
I've found Lands End bedding to be on par with Company Store.
I've had great luck with bedding at Overstock.com. The 2 sets of
sheets & comforter cover I ordered have all been very good
quality, high thread-count, and inexpensive.
try Garnet Hill (www.garnethill.com) - their bedding is really nice quality but also a
Garnet Hill (www.garnethill.com) has bedding with integrity,
reasonable prices and good service.
We are currently in the process of phasing out a futon that is leftover from the
bachelor days. But that is where guests stay when they come visit, we don't have
room for an extra bed, and need an alternative. Can anyone recommend a portable
bed that is comfortable and stows away easily? It has to accommodate our moms
when they come to visit, so an air mattress on the floor just won't do.
Sleepless in Oakland
We bought an aerobed several years ago and it is great. They even have new out that are extra high for those who can go so low. We have had several people stay on it and they said it was very comfortable. So much better than the sleeper sofas.
Aerobed (www.thinkaero.com) makes a raised inflatable bed that is
incredibly comfortable and very pricy. It's as high as a regular
bed (24'') and inflates in under a minute with a built in pump. It
actually comes with custom dust ruffle and mattress pad (the
latter fits over the pump). I was given a brand new twin one
(retails for around $160) last winter by a shopaholic friend
who'd ordered it from QVC a few years back and then never opened
Then I got a furnitureless tenant in my rental unit and offered
him the use of this bed. He slept on it for two months and said
it was the best bed he'd ever used (I recently replaced it with a
regular fullsize bed). My kid and I tried it out last night--it
was very comfortable as a mattress in addition to being normal
bed height. Before setting it up, I was horrified at the price
my friend paid but have since become so impressed that I've
reconsidered and now think they're a good value since they
provide an excellent comfortable portable bed while taking up
very little space when stored.
The twin size raised aerobed stores in a substantial bag weighing
over 20 lbs total. The specs say it supports a weight of 650 lbs.
I would like to get a large size bedframe that's as close as possible to the experience of
just having the mattress on the floor (which I would do but I have heard it's not so
good for the carpeting...). I'd like to get something that's not a futon frame but will
consider a futon frame. Any suggestions? Thanks!
You might try West Elm, which has a retail store in Corte Madera at the
mall off 101. They have furniture with an Asian feel and had low bed
frames when I last saw their catalog.
Hope this helps!
Putting a mattress directly on the floor is the easiest and
cheapest solution, so first please get a second opinion--perhaps
from a carpet store--on whether it really is bad for the carpet.
Barring that, you could buy a cheap, basic metal bed frame (I
recently saw a queen sized one at Costco for about $35). Then cut
off the legs at the point where the bottom of the bed will be
just higher than the top of the carpet. Unless you have a very
deep pile carpet, the legs will not be more than an inch long.
You could use a hacksaw (tedious, but cheap and pretty safe),
angle grinder, or reciprocating or circular saw with a
metal-cutting blade to cut off the legs. Use a file to smooth any
rough edges. Berkeley residents can borrow tools like these from
the Tool Library.
I missed your original post, but if you are looking for a nice
low bed frame, I would recommend a platform bed. Design Within
Reach (has a store in Berkeley, or see on the web at
http://www.dwr.com/beds.cfm ) has a good selection. Most are
very minimalist and modern, and oh so chic. My personal
favorite is the Case Study Bed.
didn't read original post but if you need twin-size you could
buy the trundle only part of a trundle bed set and not pop it up-
it lays nearly on the ground
Not sure if someone said this already - but check out IKEA. I was
just there and they had at least one bedframe that seemed like it
was almost having the bed on the floor.
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