The Stanley Bed in Eastern Black Walnut



VERUS Stanley Bed with natural top edges as shown in Eastern Black Walnut (Juglans nigra), is a modified version of our original Stanley Bed. For this version,we have chosen to leave the natural log edge intact, after debarking, on the top edge of the headboard. Its a subtle reference to the origin of the timber, without becoming cloyingly so. A closer look will reveal our signature attention to board match. Rather than the factory approach of glueing up narrow boards from various logs at best, or more commonly, veneers over particle board, we always carefully match exceptionally wide boards, sawn in sequence that we can finish without the necessity of wood stains. This presents an “unmuddied” grain appearance with no artificial colour. This is our signature approach to every VERUS piece we make, essentially a way of respecting a 60+ year old tree by bulding furniture that brings out the inherent beauty this wonderful, sustainable resource.


Notice that the “cathedrals”, or flat grain arches on the headboard, are matched and are never truncated. The side, foot and head rails are cut from matched 2″ thick lumber instead of mass-production 1″ material, to ensure stability and strength and to add slightly more mass to an otherwise light scale design.

This image shows The Stanley Bed designed for use without boxspring. However, like all of our beds, we can build it to accept mattress and boxspring.

At Form & Function we offer The Stanley Bed  in a number of solid hardwood choices, commonly Cherry (Prunus serotina) Tiger Maple (Acer rubrum) and rift-sawn White Oak (Quercus alba)

And of course, we offer a wide open range of bedroom storage options to complement The Stanley Bed – night tables, chests of drawers, wall-mounted shelves, mirrors and more.

This image also shows our Organic Royal-Pedic Natural Latex Mattress with separate top Comfort Pad for a pure sleep environment free of petroleum-based urethane foam and questionable fire-retardant chemicals. At FORM & FUNCTION, we have always believed that the room where you spend 1/3 of your life should always be not just restful and beautiful, but also toxin-free.