This Madrone and Pear solid wood bed employs mortise and tenon joinery to connect hand shaped legs to horizontal “rails” forming a frame for the headboard and another for the footboard. The grooved frame components accept solid wood panels which are “bookmatched” after resawing from solid planks. Legs and frame members are made from Pacific Madrone lumber salvaged in Eugene OR. Headboard and footboard panels are made from pear that was salvaged from a homestead on the South Fork Trinity River near Hyampom in northern California. Some natural “defect” (discoloration, knots, and grain variations) in the lumber provides unique character to the overall appearance of the piece.
The headboard and footboard are joined by madrone side rails that have mortised-in steel bedrail connectors. The “hooked” steel connectors are mortised into each end of the bedrail and the steel plate hook acceptor is mortised into each leg of the headboard or footboard. These bedrail connectors allow simple assembly and breakdown for transporting the bed. Each bedrail has in inside wood support rail upon which slats can be placed to support a mattress or box spring /mattress combination.
Legs, frame pieces, and bedrails are finished with an oil/polyurethane combination finish, then polished with an oil/wax for lasting luster. Panels are finished with blonde shellac and polyurethane topcoat for subtle beauty and protection.
This piece is truly unique and one of a kind…each one is different from its siblings. Available in four standard mattress sizes: twin , full, queen, king; price quoted is for the Full (double) size. Treated with respect and care deserved by fine furniture, this piece should service multiple generations.
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This piece is special order only; available in single or complimentary wood species (madrone, black walnut, white oak, spalted maple, tanoak, vertical grain fir); please allow a minimum 6 weeks for delivery from date of purchase. Use the “special order inquiry” feature on Eggtooth site to correspond with Jack before placing order to discuss timeline, wood, and shipping.