This project was for one of my good customers who has since moved to Colorado. She wanted a queen size Mission Oak bed from a picture in a JC penney catalog showing bedding but I could only see less than half the picture and had to develop the rest of the look. It is made from red oak and finished with Zar #120 Teak Natural stain and sprayed with Watco clear lacquer. It has 90 square spindles and steel lock brackets in the posts to lock the rails. I had to stand on top of the deck to rout the ends of the rails for the hook brackets becasue I don't have a horizontal router. The cross braces have feet on them for center support of the mattress which makes if very solid.
This is the only place I had in the basement big enough to set this up for a picture.
The one thing she wanted was to have it match the wood in a very old nightstand which was red oak with hickory pulls. So the top caps of the post on this bed are hickory . I had to take the 85" rails to a friend's shop to run through his Jointer because all I had at the time was 24" long one. I now have a 55" Grizzly jointer!!
The one real hectic moment was getting all the spindles to fit into the head board and foot board rails during the gluing process. I did stain all the spindles and rails before installing them to save having to stain in all those corners.
She was totally happy with it!.