Whispering Woodworks

Low Post Cannon Ball Bed
This queen size low post bed features many of the classical design elements of a traditional turned post bed including the turned cannon ball at the tops of the posts.  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, this bed features a great deal of hand craftsmanship. The bed is constructed from solid cherry in a very traditional manner with mortise and tenon joinery, bed bolts to connect the rails to the head board and footboard, and bed irons to support box spring.  The bed is shown with the very heavy traditional frame rails (3  3/4" sq.) around the perimeter.  The headboard shown is done in the country empire style with a turned knob top (also called a rolling pin top). 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 platform box spring support system (not shown) 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 mahogany 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 cherry construction.
Hand turned posts, quilt rail, and headboard top - other designs available.
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 cherry color, finished with a hand rubbed varnish -  then buffed and waxed to a satiny sheen
Other woods, styles and finishes are available - including turned post, shaker or raised panel.

Detail views of the turned posts, bed bolt covers, and feet.