The design for this bed was greatly influenced by a beautiful “Tiger Maple” pencil post bed owned by the couple who commissioned me for this project. The bed posts are walnut and are 48” high. They are 8 sided and tapered above and below the area where the rails attach. The rails, the headboard, and foot board are all curly maple.
As you can see from the images, the headboard and foot board are made from individual boards. At the suggestion of my clients, I visited a small lumber yard in New Hampshire (Sharps Lumber) that specializes in figured hardwoods. What caught my eye was a stack of wide curly maple boards all cut from the same log. There was an odd growth on the side of this log and I chose 2 boards that displayed that growth, which is what you see as the focal point in the head and foot boards. These boards are also very highly figured.
As a furniture maker, finding exceptional wood is always very exciting. I hope this piece of nature will be enjoyed for generations to come.
A bed similar to this one would be priced around$3400.00