In the foothills of the Sandia Mountains just outside Albuquerque, NM USA a collection of platform style beds were created and designed more than 30 years ago by a professional cabinet maker by the name of Dave Cady. Dave engineered these solid wood bed designs from oak and maple and made them available in a variety of sizes and styles. What set these beds apart from others though has been the ability to modify and do customer requested options that turned these simple wood bed designs into affordable custom built beds. In this article we’ll discuss Nomad Furniture and examine why they are a great example of a manufacturer listening and acting on customer requests.
It might be surprising to learn that companies like Nomad Furniture manufacturer bedroom furniture here in the United States. A large part of the platform bed industry is made up of what are referred to as import beds. Import bedroom furniture is made overseas usually in Asia and has the distinction of being made over and over in the same way and in just a few or one select finish shipped over 1000’s at a time in containers into the US market. The problem with this is that these beds are made just one way and don’t take into consideration that a person shopping for a bed might need the platform raised taller, maybe a thicker mattress will be used which needs the headboard height moved up or special slat requirements might be needed. Not possible on import beds.
Dave at Nomad Furniture identified this issue early on when customers often asked if the height of the slats could be raised or if there could be more headboard above the slats. Many of the options found on his beds today come directly from customer suggestions and who better to build options for a bed collection than the very people using the bed. This is how we get the 3″ higher bed option which provides for more space beneath the bed and the 3″, 7″ and 10″ gap options which move the height of the headboard up when using a thicker mattress.
In addition many custom options have been created to both firm up the platform bed foundation and meet specific warranty requirements certain mattress manufacturers impose on consumers. One such example was providing for additional slat options. These include the standard 3″ spacing and options which offer 1.58″ spacing or 1/2″ spacing. The distance between the slats seems to be a way for some mattress manufacturers to weed out beds from their warranty and many import beds fall onto this list. However Dave’s slat options allow Nomad Furniture platform beds to meet the warranty requirements of any mattress manufacturer.
Nomad Furniture platform beds from Dave Cady present a unique solution in the way of affordable solid wood furniture. These American made beds can be selected with several customizable options that can change the space beneath the bed, make the headboard taller or can modify the slat support system to be firmer as well as meet mattress manufacturer warranty requirements. These American made platform style beds offer a simple, functional style that can be customized and are affordable.
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