Whispering Woodworks

Mahogany Cannonball Bed with Carved Quilt Rail
This queen size cannonball bed features many of the classical design elements of a traditional turned post bed:  from the ornate hand turned posts which are shaped on the lathe,  to the scrolling headboard,  to the hand turned quilt rail at the foot of the bed.  The foot section of the posts are carved with a leaf design and the quilt rail has a leaf carved center section with carved reeding on each side. The bed is constructed from solid mahogany in a very traditional manner with mortise and tenon joinery, bed bolts to connect the rails to the posts, and bed irons to support box spring.  The bed is shown with select ribbon mahogany for the rails and headboard.  The headboard shown is done in the style of the empire period. Other headboard designs are available with and without carvings.  This bed is also shown with a very detailed turned quilt rail above the footboard.  In addition a metal platform box spring support system (shown below) is available as an option for queen sized beds and required for king size beds to support the box springs.

The use of another wood, such as walnut, tiger maple or cherry would make a very beautiful piece as well.  The bed size, style, wood selection, and coloring can be customized to suit the customer's requirements.   

Solid mahogany construction - select ribbon mahogany for the rails and headboard.
Hand turned posts and quilt rail - other designs available.
Hand carved leaf details on the posts and quilt rail.
Scrolled headboard - available in many styles
The height of the bed, mattress size and headboard designs can all be specified by the customer.
Rails joined to the posts with traditional bed bolts - bolt covers are available in a wide variety of styles and finishes.
Bed bolt wrench included to allow periodic tightening of the joints as the humidity changes.
All joinery is mortise and tenon.
This bed was stained an antique mahogany color, finished with a hand rubbed varnish -  then buffed and waxed to a satiny sheen
Other woods, styles and finishes are available.

Detail views of the turned posts, and carved feet

Detail view of carved Quilt Rail

Optional metal box spring support frame for queen sized beds - required with King sized beds

Detail view of steel angle box spring support