Dhow Bed



Made to order
Lead time for global delivery 8 weeks   Read more

Available on request1365mm


The bedroom collection affords Bethan the opportunity to extender her signature Nizwa and Dhow patterns into more rooms in the home, where she has particularly treated the headboard space as a perfect canvas for showcasing Shamsian’s beautifully executed marquetry. As one big open space, it makes the most of the pattern and the metallic overlay shines.


There is a charm in the way both patterns work across headboards and bedside cabinets, flowing across each in waves of pattern with an enticing point of view.


Each piece is made to order, allowing for the length and width of the wooden base and the pattern of the headboard to be customised to accommodate different mattress sizes and individual bedroom needs.

Made to Measure

We are always happy to produce pieces to client specifications and can make changes to height, depth, width and internal composition on most collections. Colour variations can be developed on request and we can even create entirely bespoke furniture and homewares. Please contact the development team for further information and pricing.

Production Specifications

Bethan Gray Design collections are made using certified and responsibly sourced materials. If you have a specific requirement such as testing for flame retardancy or FSC timber certification, please do not hesitate to get in touch and these can be arranged on request.

Care Instructions

Bethan Gray Design collections are handcrafted using the highest quality materials with naturally occurring variations making each piece unique. Grain variation is an inherent characteristic of wood and its colour will change over time. Likewise, natural veneers and solid metal finishes age beautifully, creating a unique patina that is one of the joys of these natural finishes. Wipe clean with a damp cloth, avoiding detergent, polish or waxed-based cleaning products. In the event of a spillage, use a clean, dry cloth rather than anything abrasive. The cabinetry collection features untreated solid brass feet and rails, which will naturally fade to a matt patina. Should you wish to maintain a more luminous finish, we recommend polishing brass elements with ‘Brasso’. If you have any questions or would like more detailed care advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our sales team.

Product Dimensions

Production Lead Times

Bethan Gray Design collections are handmade by master craftsmen, so please allow a six-week lead time for pieces from the collection and eight weeks for bespoke requests.


We deliver to Europe and North America from our London hub, while deliveries to Asia and the Gulf region are shipped directly from our workshop in Muscat, Oman. (Collection can also be arranged from both locations – please contact our fulfilment team for details.) Each piece will be individually packaged, and our trusted logistic partners offer a superb service. On arrival, you can choose curbside delivery or a white glove service which includes installation in the room of choice and the removal of crates and other packaging. Shipping times vary according to location, but pieces can be air freighted more quickly for time sensitive projects.



Laying Veneer

We use Italian straight grain and Bird’s Eye maple veneer, both hand dyed and laser cut to fit the flowing lines of the Dhow pattern, but each piece is laid with its grain travelling in different directions, depending on the pattern, in order for the light to catch at different angles. This lends a three-dimensional depth and texture to the pattern which lends each piece a unique movement and interest.

Brass Overlay

The pattern is created by overlaying long, thin brass strips which translate the Dhow lines Bethan initially drew on paper. Great care has to be taken not to damage these fragile, malleable strips; these can only be cut to a certain length so we had to adjust the pattern to make the strips work.

Turning Feet

Each cabinet is designed with adjustable feet which Shamsian and his team turn by hand on a metal lathe, completed with a highly polished but tactile finish.

from the Dhow family