Virgil's Pencil-Post Bed

PENCIL-POST BED
Home-milled cherry makes this one special.

SHOP OWNER: Virgil Johnson
LOCATION: Versailles, KY

    This is a pencil post bed that I built in 1991. It is a copy of one that was featured in FWW #76 in an article by Christian Becksvoort.
    The 80" tall posts were made from 12/4 cherry that I had milled a few years earlier. The rails are 1 3/4 x 6 cherry. I put the bed together with mortise-and-tenon construction and used bed bolts so that I can use it relatively easy. All of the wood is air dried and came from the same farm. The finish is natural Deftoil.

. . . Virgil Johnson

 

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