Matt’s Cherry and Walnut Bed

Viewer Project - By Matt
Added on October 20, 2009

I have finally finished my bed project! Here’s the story. I designed this bed by jotting down some ideas and it evolved as I worked. It has taken me well longer than it should have, but it’s finally done.

I used mostly cherry, some walnut for the beading, and cherry ply for the panels. Most woodworkers don’t seem to like seeing sapwood, but I actually got a compliment for “gum streak” on the footboard from a cousin that works for a cabinet company. There are a few plugs on the tops of the headboard and footboard that are cocobolo. I used oak for the rails and stained it antique cherry, because I just had some good oak the right length for the rails.

I’m pretty excited and my son has been very patient. I think he’s pleased! Hopefully it’s strong enough to handle years of abuse as he and his brother get bigger.