New to the shop: shaker bed

 The newest addition to my webshop is the Shaker Bed

This Shaker Bed is solid wood through and through. Knotty alder makes up the headboard, footboard, and aprons; the slats that support the mattress are poplar; the pins I used on the headboard are white oak. The head- and footboards are built with mortise & tenon joints that I used a drawbore technique on, which is a fancy way of saying they're not going anywhere. No nails or screws or other non-wood fasteners, and the whole thing is finished with natural oils, waxes, and a series of steps that take days to carry out. The entire bed feels so lovely, I'm plotting my next bed design--but the next one I might need to keep for myself.

If you're interested in a little more information about traditional joinery, check out a brief intro to it in my previous post.