Well, I finally finished the bed! Yes, I mean just finished it at 2:00 in the morning. I wanted it done so I can work on some other projects. It’s been a long time in the works. There was still snow on the ground when I started. I’ve included some photos of the finished product. Tomorrow I’m going to add a new project and include photos of the bed assembled in the bedroom with the quilt my wife made.
I live in Iowa very near the Amana Colonies. The wife and I were there a couple weeks ago, the first time I’ve ever been. While there we went to the furniture factory store. They semi mass produce their furniture. They batch the parts but then hand assemble each one. I’ve attached a link to their web site. They make a mission style bed. Once at the web site click the “Beds” link and then the “Mission all slat bed”. I have to say that the wife and I agreed that it wasn’t as good as the bed I was making.
-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter