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About Spindle Beds and Poster Beds

Staying true to the look of Americana, Furniture Traditions proudly makes the Master-piece 4-Poster Bed and the Deluxe Spindle Bed. The timeless beauty, strength and durability of spindle beds and poster beds have stood the test of time.

In keeping with our American Heritage, we endeavor to craft beds that our forefathers would have been proud to sleep in. Seeing our Deluxe Spindle Bed or 4-Poster Bed, you can almost imagine Ben Franklin or George Washington using it.

In the tradition of American woodworkers from ages past, these beds are built to last. Both our Spindle Bed and 4-Poster Bed have solid wood side rails that attach to the posts with a strong metal attachment, making for very sturdy beds.

These beds can accommodate our Low Profile Pedestal Bed, giving you extra storage where there was none before. Our spindle bed and poster bed are also available as headboards only, which can be ordered with the optional Headboard Pedestal Bed.

Designing the Spindle Bed and the Poster Bed

When I set out to design a new bed, I wanted to design something that I would want in my own house. What I didn't want was something trendy...trendy styles seem to go out of fashion every few years, and then you're stuck with something nobody wants.

I tried to create something that was dependable & solid, with an American, traditional flair. The Poster Bed I envisioned would be something I would be proud to own for many years to come. What developed from that was our Master-piece 4 Poster Bed.

Over America's history, there have been many different versions of Poster Beds. I've combined some of the best details, like rounded scalloped edges & beautifully turned posts, with modern construction techniques. The result is a classic Poster Bed that will last for generations.

Our Poster Bed was so successful, I decided to create another bed that would have a different look, yet still hold to the same tenants as our Poster Bed.

Where the Poster Bed showcases the oak with a long flat panel, I wanted something a little more airy. A bed that could accent a lady's choice of wallpaper or comforter.

I looked at slat beds, sometimes called rake beds, but I saw them everywhere. After much thought, I used the idea of a wood bannister to craft our Deluxe Spindle Bed.

While the spindles in the headboard and footboard provide support for the bed, the spaces between them allow the lady to have a choice in the style of her room. Whether she decides on a traditional, a Southwest, a Country, or an Americana style, her choice will be accented with the Spindle Bed in front of it.

Our Deluxe Spindle Bed may look delicate, but it's very sturdy. We use screws, along with 2.5" lag bolts, in the construction of the bed. As with all our furniture, we back it with our Heirloom Warranty.


Steve Ardis
President, Furniture Traditions
Furniture Designer
and Happy Customer.