Bed Base

A timeless sleep experience

Our bespoke Bed Base, meticulously crafted to complement antique bed frames. Both our sprung bed base and firm top bed base are designed to support your handmade mattress correctly when used on an antique bed frame such as a Victorian iron and brass bed or four poster bed.

All our bed bases are constructed from FSC approved pine and ash, incorporate chamfered corners, and are upholstered in either a cream cotton or traditional striped Shaftesbury cotton ticking. We make our bases hinged to enable easy transport to the bedroom.

45 reviews

Meticulously crafted to seamlessly complement your antique bed frame.


from £245

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Firm Top Bed Base

We make our firm top bed bases with a perforated timber platform top beneath the upholstery, as opposed to a compressed cardboard used by most other manufacturers. Using a perforated timber top ensures the mattress is correctly supported while enabling air to circulate through the mattress, which allows the mattress to breath and is crucial for ensuring continued mattress hygiene.

Depth: 6cm (2″)

Sprung Top Bed Base

We incorporate a spring system into the top of the bed base which compliments the spring system found within the mattress, extends mattress life, ensures air flow through the mattress, and creating a more luxurious feel.

Depth: 10cm (4″)

We can make made to measure bed bases to any length, width or depth. Our bed bases can also be made to a bespoke shape, which means we can make bed bases for continental antique beds such as Corbeille French beds with a curved foot end or for a four poster bed where the bed base includes cut out corners.

For a bed base made to a greater depth, or bespoke width or length please get in touch on 01772 786 666 or via our contact form.


Each bed is handmade by us in Yorkshire, currently delivery time is usually 6 weeks. We offer Nationwide, free delivery. Our deliveries are fuss free, meaning no assembly is required. Our beds are delivered by two of our very best team members, who will take it to your bedroom assemble it for you and take away any packaging.

We also offer an option to take away and recycle your old mattress and base. This service can be requested when we contact you to organise delivery.

Why choose this bed base?

Handmade to order

Each one of our beds are made to order by hand, every time. Built by hand in our factory in Yorkshire. We've been doing this for over 30 years so you're in safe hands.

The perfect fit

All our bases for antique beds are meticulously made so that your base won't slide off the frame.

A mattress to match

Like our beds, our mattresses come handmade to order to your exact specification. So if you are ordering a custom size or shape bed or not, we can make a mattress to go on top of your dream bed.

Customer reviews

4.8|45 reviews
Lisa, London
June 04, 2024
Great company, really helpful and an amazing product! My client is very happy as we had a very odd shaped bed which is now perfect! Thanks Andrew
May 19, 2024
May 06, 2024
Perfect fit. Delivery as promised. Usual high standard overall.
Tim Scott, Lithgow Australia
April 03, 2024
Visiting from overseas and returning home straight after the Easter long weekend I found myself in a predicament. I’d thrown out a vintage bed base, and realised at 3.45 on the Thursday I was stuck. Andrew at the Odd Company managed to find one in stock that would fit - lucky! These guys build bespoke! Offering to wait until I could get over from Batley to Halifax, I further compounded the issue as I’d sunk a few beers. Andrew said he’d call me back… Minutes later I was told that Bob would deliver to me on his way home. The bed base is perfect, very well made covered in beautiful fabric, and easy to install, with you only needing to screw in the four little rail guides - didn’t even need a drill! This kind of customer service is rare, certainly here in Australia where I’d have been told: Tuesday! Efforts made meant I had a bed for my remaining time in the UK, and the Odd Company has a returning customer for the rest of the beds when I come back! So happy, so impressed. Thank you very much!
March 05, 2024
The bed base is perfect. My bed isn't modern standard size and the frame has some big bolts that the base needs to accommodate. I discussed this with the craftsman when I placed my order and he recognised the set up immediately. The base fits perfectly. They supplied 4 little plastic blocks that I needed to site and screw in myself to make sure the base doesn't shift about. That done, the base is steady as a rock. I'm very happy with it.
Sally, Mears Ashby
March 04, 2024
January 31, 2024
Yet to receive the item, but based on my experience during the whole purchase, I am sure the items purchased will be of excellent quality.
January 30, 2024
November 26, 2023
The base makes all the difference. Well worth getting it
November 13, 2023
It looks good, is very comfy and was a fair price.
November 12, 2023
see previous info - all there
AR, London
July 25, 2023
Perfect fit for my US-sized Queen mattress and the wooden bed frame that I brought over from the US.
Laurence, Oxford
June 01, 2023
Same as the mattress: excellent
May 26, 2023
Daughter seems very pleased with bedbase for antique bedstead
Georgina, County Durham
May 26, 2023
March 30, 2023
Jerry, London
March 24, 2023
High quality. Feels like it will last a long time.
Françoise, Surrey
October 07, 2022
It just all works, is well made, feels sturdy and you get to speak to an actual human being during the ordering process ensuring you get a perfect fit for your specific bed’s infrastructure. Fantastic.
Sarah, ledbury
July 16, 2022
Well made, looks good, delivered when they said they would. Made a huge difference to the comfort of my bed.
June 23, 2022
March 30, 2022
Natasha, Cirencester
March 30, 2022
Thinner than the original, but that allowed us to have a thicker, better sprung replacement mattress. Kindly accommodated my request for the base to fold, which wasn't standard on the thinner base.
December 14, 2021
Excellent quality and a perfect fit.
Claire, Cheddar
October 16, 2021
Looks lovely in traditional ticking, even though it will not be seen!
October 16, 2021
Made exactly to our specs and just as described. We are delighted with our purchase.
August 07, 2021
Just what we wanted, but quite expensive?
July 15, 2021
July 14, 2021
It’s perfect, just what was needed for our bed. Thanks
June 18, 2021
June 06, 2021
May 27, 2021
Good construction and fit the bed frames excellently
April 20, 2021
Not easy to rate and divan, but it seems to be doing the job
Pamela, Abertillery
April 13, 2021
Product was well made and exact measurements.
April 12, 2021
Fitted perfectly and makes the bed so comfortable
Lucy, London
March 29, 2021
Really well made and fits my frame perfectly
March 13, 2021
Read what i have written regarding mattress.
March 10, 2021
Bed base looks really well made and fit is perfect.
Stacy, Guildford
March 08, 2021
They did this right. Amazing, given that we did it all over the phone and with photos, video and given measurements.
Hugh, Alnwick
February 21, 2021
What we ordered and expected. Thus perfect!
William, Cardiff
January 07, 2021
Built to accommodate a Vono railed bed. (See previous comments).
Basil, Bentham
December 27, 2020
Daniel James Furnishings Ltd, London
December 18, 2020
Great Service - good price
Tracey, Northamptonshire
November 17, 2020
Excellent quality product
November 07, 2020
Does not fit bed base. Too large. Cannot use.
August 11, 2020

Bed Bases for Antique Beds

There can be a tendency to want to continue using an old bed base long after it has stopped providing adequate support for your mattress. Unfortunately nothing is designed to last forever and although your wooden or metal frame sprung base may be original, if it has started to sag or the top surface has become uneven, it should be replaced.

Antique beds rarely conform to todays modern standard sizing. Because of this, if you have an antique bed frame you will  probably need a made to measure bed base designed to fit your beds bespoke sizing. Our bed bases can be made to any size, and there depth can be tailored to ensure that when paired with your mattress the correct aesthetic or ‘look’  is created, meaning the top of the mattress neither sits too low or high on the bed.

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Bed Bases made to Any Size, Shape and Depth

As with our made to measure mattresses, we are able to manufacture our made to measure bed bases to any size, shape or depth. Our sprung bed base starts at a depth of 4” (10cm) deep whereas our firm top bed base can be made as shallow as 2” (6cm). There is no maximum limit in the depth of bed base we can make.

We can make our bespoke bed bases to any size and almost any shape, which means that no matter the dimensions, we can make a base which will fit your bed perfectly.

We would encourage you to call to discuss your requirements so that our friendly, professional and knowledgeable team can help you decide which of our custom size bed bases would be best for you.

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What about slatted bases?

We would consider the use of a slatted base beneath a mattress to be a compromise, which will often not provide the required support for the mattress and the springs contained within it. Please call our team for helpful guidance if you intend to use your new mattress on a slatted base.

The use of one of our mattresses on a slatted base, which is unable to fully support the mattress, will invalidate your warranty.

Should you replace your old divan base when buying a new mattress?

We would strongly recommend that you consider replacing any base when you purchase a new mattress as they are designed to complement each other in terms of structure and support. The use of a new mattress upon an old or distorted base could substantially reduce the life of your new mattress, compromise comfort levels and will invalidate your warranty.

Ready to find your perfectly Bespoke Bed Base?

Get in touch on 01772 786 666 or use our handy online enquiry form below.

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