Kirk’s Lodge Pole Pine Head Board

Viewer Project - By Kirk Henrichs from Nampa, ID
Added on March 24, 2013

This is a log bed that was requested by a friend for a Christmas gift for his wife. We hand fitted all joints, no round joints were used. The joints were cut using square mortise and tenon style joints and then hand fitted as tight as possible. It was requested that I not make a standard ladder style bed as they are common.

The actual procurement and hunt for the logs for this head board proved to be more of a challenge than anticipated. We logged nearly 100 miles of dirt roads looking for something that fit our size range and was still usable. We saw LOTS of arched trees but for numerous reasons had to keep looking. This one is actually hollow over the left side of the arch as you face the bed, which is why we had to trip the upright slightly to get it into a solid area to glue and secure it.