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May 23, 2016

Pencil Bed

Andrew Reid is a third-generation woodworker and owner of Alabama-based Reid Classics, which specializes in antique reproductions of four-poster beds.

The company: Reid Classics was started in Mobile in 1938 by Reid’s grandfather (Robert Reid). The custom furniture workshop is now based in Dothan and ships all over the world.

The craftsman & background: Reid’s training and love of woodworking started as a child, learning from his father Hamp Reid and grandfather Robert Reid.

The goods: Handcrafted four-poster beds (starting at $3,000) in various styles, ranging Victorian, Federal early American and contemporary.

Materials: Mainly genuine mahogany. Walnut, Maple, and Cherry are also available. All beds are finished with a hand-rubbed lacquer finish.

What’s popular: Pencil post beds. The 7000 post style to be exact. The “D” post style. Because of its “elegant simplicity” is one of Reid’s favorites.

As seen in: The March/April issue of Veranda (page 148). Also Garden & Gun and Coastal Living in 2015.

What next: In the construction phase of a master bedroom bed for the 2016 Coastal Living Showhouse in the Hamptons (NY). Also will be included in the 2016 Cashiers Designer Showhouse in North Carolina.

Where to buy: www.ReidClassics.com. For information, follow @reidclassics in Instagram.

 

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