Author Archives: Larry C.

An Antique Bedstead Gets a Custom McRoskey

At McRoskey we create custom mattresses for all types of bedsteads, from beautiful antiques to commissioned handcrafted furniture pieces. We work closely with designers and also directly with customers to make their special bed a reality. Here is a quick … Continue reading

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A New Home for Mattress-Making History

We’ve gathered a large store of historical material in our 112–year history, from mattress-making machinery and early mattress and box spring sets, to advertisements, store displays and early McRoskey photographs. In fact, we have every sales order placed at McRoskey … Continue reading

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What Happens to Those Old Mattresses?

Here at McRoskey, we are true believers in the importance of recycling old mattresses. Every mattress that is taken apart and its materials reused is one less mattress that is taking up space in a landfill. Here’s our process for … Continue reading

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Marin Designers Showcase

Two excellent Bay Area designers – Cecilie Starin and Applegate Tran Interiors – chose to include McRoskey mattresses ‘under covers’ in their Marin Designers Showcase bedrooms. Both bedrooms are beautifully designed and offer new ideas for color, bedding, furnishings and … Continue reading

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You Just Never Know Where You’ll Find A Loyal McRoskey Customer

(take Western Nevada for instance…) Through an interesting turn of events, my McRoskey coworker Tony and I discovered J.T.’s, a most wonderful Basque restaurant in Gardnerville, Nevada. This place and its people are so special we now make a regular … Continue reading

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So, Why Should I Consider a Lifestyle Bed?

You know those afternoons and evenings when you really want to relax in the comfort of your own bed, reading or watching a romantic comedy movie, without falling into a peaceful slumber right away?  Enter our adjustable bed.  Often called … Continue reading

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Need a Giant Bed?

At McRoskey Mattress we’re quite often called upon to build custom size beds. Some of these mattresses are for antique bedsteads or custom-built headboards. We’ve also built mattresses for boats and specific locations in a residence. But the bed pictured … Continue reading

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The Making of a Custom Mattress for an Antique Bed

Because we have our own factory right here in San Francisco we can handcraft a custom sized McRoskey mattress for your antique bed, European bed or other nonstandard bedframe that does not accommodate a standard size mattress.  It is just … Continue reading

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The Birth of a New Mattress

We are often asked how the new McRoskey byDesign bed came about.  It was, seemingly, ‘by design.’ In 2008, when working with a midwestern mattress manufacturer who was developing a U.S. made product, we realized  the comfort benefits of wool … Continue reading

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May is Better Sleep Month

May is Better Sleep Month and the Better Sleep Council is working to eradicate bad sleep habits and help us all live healthier, happier lives.   This year, the Sleep Council has launched a new campaign about Sleep Zombieitis. This campaign, in a fun … Continue reading

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