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.

Tools: table saw bandsaw bar clamps basic shop tools square planer jointer thickness planer hand planer router table and portable router brad nailer brad point bit hvlp sprayer sanding block sanders sandpaper

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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lightweightladylefty ...

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

How tall is the headboard?

L/W

oldrivers ...

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.

lightweightladylefty ...

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

a1jim ...

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

oldrivers ...

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

Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking) ...

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

Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking) ...

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

Hopewellwoodwork ...

Fabulous bed!

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Cherry Queen bed for Grandaughter