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Cherry Queen bed for Grandaughter

The design and finish is her choosing. She did challenge my ability with some of the detail. Not having a molder I did the large coves on my Tabled saw added the bead I had shaped on my Router table.
The post is solid Cherry the panels float inside their grooves, while the outside joining the post is set in a ¾” dado groove and pinned in place. The scrolls on each post is doweled from behind and braded to the post.
The color is Min- wax English Chestnut followed with a lacquer sander sealer and top coated with several coats of clear Satin Lacquer. Wet sanded with 500 grit wet / dry paper between coats. Polish and buff for the finish. There is a matching Dresser in the Shop fourth coming.
Thanks for looking.

-- -- Soli Deo gloria!

This is such an outstanding bed! So glad you were able to post it here.

How tall is the headboard?

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Thank for your comment, The head board is 64" tall & 69" wide @ the widest point the foot board is 28" high. All solid Cherry I harvested & milled here on the banks of the Tennessee River in North West Alabama.

-- -- Soli Deo gloria!

Thanks for the stats. The fact that you milled the cherry makes it even more special for your granddaughter. What a family heirloom!

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

This is a great looking bed very nice work,your granddaughter must be very short :)

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Thanks Jim. Actually I have it in my Basement waiting delivery so I made those short rails just to keep the bed upright (Of course I know you knew that} Thanks Have a Great Day ~ O’Neal

-- -- Soli Deo gloria!

Excellent craftsmanship , beautiful bed . ( 1jim , I thought the same about the length ) .

-- Wheaties

Excellent craftsmanship , beautiful bed . ( 1jim , I thought the same about the length ) .

-- Wheaties

Fabulous bed!

-- Jonathan