Chilton Furniture and Sea Bags Collaboration
Available for Purchase

The High Mast Bed features custom woodworking, repurposed sailcloth and marine rope.

The High Mast Bed, a collaboration between Chilton Furniture and Sea Bags of Maine, is officially available for purchase online and in Chilton Furniture showrooms.

Chilton unveiled their nautical-themed collaboration at the Maine Boats Homes and Harbors Show in Rockland, Maine this summer, receiving positive reviews. Inspired by Maine's woodworking and seafaring heritage, the nautical-themed bed combines the craftsmanship of Chilton's design with Sea Bags' repurposed sailcloth.

“We are delighted for the opportunity to work with Sea Bags to make this vision a reality,” said Jen Levin, Chilton co-owner. "As a Maine furniture company, we were excited to use sailcloth as a headboard for this bed, both for comfort and to honor Maine's nautical heritage.”

The frame for the High Mast Bed is a modern interpretation of a classic four poster bed. It is an original Chilton design with clean lines and turned legs shaped to resemble the front legs of the Alfred Village rocking chair, an authentic Shaker chair currently sold only at Chilton and the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. 

The headboard for the bed was designed and manufactured by Sea Bags from genuine repurposed sailcloth. The sailcloth headboard is affixed securely to the headpost "masts" with nickel grommets and marine rope, giving the headboard a distinct, nautical look.

"After sails have soaked up years of salt, sun, fun and adventure, we carefully hand-picked and prepared the sails for each headboard,” said Beth Shissler, president of Sea Bags. “With the original sail stitching and markings, they retain the essence of what they were and where they’ve been, which makes each one truly unique. Our collaboration with Chilton is a great way for two Maine companies to work together to create a great piece for your home. It truly is a limited-edition piece.”

The beds will be available in maple, cherry or oak hardwood frames along with a selection of sailcloth colors. The High Mast Bed is available for purchase at Chilton’s showrooms in Freeport and Scarborough or online at

Additional information about Chilton Furniture Co. can be found online.

Additional information about Sea Bags of Maine can be found here.

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