Mkushi beds

From: R 13,000.00

The Mkushi teak bed is our standard version of the Mosi-oa-Tunya four poster bed. It boasts the same beautiful high headboard that emphasised the splendid timber from which it is built – Zambezi Teak .

Single or three quarter beds can be built in pairs so they fit perfectly seamlessly for hotel or lodge rooms to form one kingsize bed from twin singles. The Mkushi bed goes very well with our bedside tables, particularly the beautiful Campaign bedside table. They also compliment an African Touch campaign chest or trunk.

For more info on this bed, please see ‘Product details’ below:

Please see more information on our finishes and how to look after them here.

Made to Order Delivery time will be advised
The Design

The Mkushi teak bed is our standard version of the Mosi-oa-Tunya four poster bed. It boasts the same beautiful high headboard that emphasised the splendid timber from which it is built – Zambezi Teak. Sometimes designs are too complicated and we detract from the material used. We wanted to avoid that pitfall with our Mkushi Teak bed.

Materials and fittings

Zambezi teak, formerly known as Rhodesian Teak, is very hard and dense, with a splendid colour and grain. It is only in recent years that we learned to work with it because of this extreme density. Our cutting tools have tungsten carbide tips that are sharpened on diamond wheals several times a day. The timber is seasoned for up to five months in our kilns to ensure it is at just the right moisture content to make beautiful, stable teak beds.

The beds are constructed with specially imported Danish bed connectors so that the side rails can be separated from the headboard and footboard for ease of transport and installation. The bed slats roll up into a neat bundle. This is the only part of the teak bed not made from Zambezi teak. Here we use Eucalyptus hardwood because it has a much longer grain and will not crack under pressure when the bed is used, which teak, because it is so hard and brittle, can be prone to.

Uses of this great teak bed:

Single or three quarter teak beds can be built in pairs so they fit perfectly seamlessly for hotel or lodge rooms to form one kingsize bed from twin singles. The Mkushi bed goes very well with our bedside tables, particularly the beautiful Campaign bedside table. They also compliment an African Touch Campaign Chest  or Trunk.

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Finish

Lacquer, Oil

Sizes

3/4, Double, King, Queen, Single

Timber

1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany

To protect the lacquered finish of your Mkushi bed please place it away from direct sunlight. Apply a good furniture wax or polish, initially twice a month, thereafter once a month. Apply sufficient to thinly cover the surface. As it dries (becomes dull) buff with a clean cloth until a beautiful sheen is achieved. Between waxings, keep the finish clean with a soft cloth or duster, and buff without wax.

When you make your enquiry we will discuss delivery options with you.

Camps and lodges:

For camps and lodges in Southern Africa we can quote on delivery
with our transport or you may arrange collection.
For East Africa and beyond it is often more convenient for us to
quote containerised freight for large orders and air freight to nearest
airport for smaller orders.

International Orders:

Certain knock down products can be delivered by courier direct to you.
Slightly cheaper is to organise air freight to your nearest airport.
For large orders we can quote containerised delivery by sea.

Smaller orders in Southern Africa:

We will quote for delivery by courier or our transport depending on your location.

Payment.

For orders to Africa, Europe, Australia, and North America we provide a
Certificate of Origin so that duty is not payable in your country of destination.

Orders supplied from stock we request payment in full when the order is placed.
For products made to order we request a 50% deposit on order
with the balance paid on completion.

We offer a 15 year warranty on your Mkushi bed for any flaws in construction or material (except natural imperfections such as knots, stress cracks etc.) Miss handling or inappropriate use of the product will invalidate the warranty.

We will supply you with our suggested care and maintenance guidelines to ensure life-long enjoyment of your furniture. However we cannot be held responsible for repairing / replacing this product if you don’t follow these guidelines.

We build with timber harvested from natural forests. The charm of this material is that no two pieces are exactly the same in colour, character or grain, and they will contain natural imperfections such as knots, stress cracks and so on that enhance their authenticity and attractiveness. As a result no 2 pieces will ever be identical and products may have natural imperfections. However, these will never be allowed to compromise the quality of construction of your piece.

The African Touch will not in any circumstances be liable for any claim which falls outside the scope of our warranty or for any consequential damages whatsoever.

For large orders we offer discounts. Please see the table below for the % offered.

Number of beds ordered% discount offered
510%
1015%
2020%
5025%
Category: Bedroom

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