Pine 4 Post Bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 05-07-2009 04:24 PM 4931 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pine 4 poster was completed in May 2009. It is a version of my Spanish Rose bed that I use to build a lot. This one had the iron replaced with a slat style. I also added the sliding/hidden drawer at the foot.

This finish is just a clear coat using pre-catalyzed lacquer.

Here are some of my raw videos: Sanding Footboard post

Attaching post and headboard


Attaching post and footboard

More post building

Building Post

Making the post

Assembling the footboard

Sanding headboard panel

Here are some building picture:
The slats for headboard or footboard
Headbaord panel
Sanding the post
Clamping the post
Ready to finish.

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at or See what we are doing live:

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12 comments so far

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#1 posted 05-07-2009 04:35 PM

Hey Chris
This is a great bed, well done. Good Photos

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-07-2009 04:42 PM

Hi Chris! The bed turned out great! Very nice looking bed.

-- Robin Renee'

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#3 posted 05-07-2009 05:25 PM

Nice style bed. Great looking job! ...and of course I think your under bed storage is outstanding as always.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Don K.

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#4 posted 05-07-2009 05:28 PM

As always, I stand in awe…beautiful work.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#5 posted 05-07-2009 06:02 PM

Thats a beautiful bed.

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#6 posted 05-07-2009 06:11 PM

Very nice, Chris. I like the design a lot. That is very good use of space, with the drawers in the foot board. Now you’ve got my mind going. Thanks for the post.

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#7 posted 05-07-2009 06:17 PM

Wow, I love the bed.

-- Janice

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#8 posted 05-07-2009 06:30 PM

Very nice bed.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 05-07-2009 06:41 PM

Great looking bed frame. I like the storage drawer. It beats sliding boxes under the bed (-;

I’m curious about something else. I noticed you did not miter the corners on the posts which would have eliminated the visible joints and made it look like a solid piece. Was there a reason for that?

-- Les B, Oregon

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Chris Davis

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#10 posted 05-07-2009 06:56 PM

LesB, No reason for that. That would have been a better way of doing it, but ever since I started maket this style (or the one similar to it) I’ve just used butt joints so save on labor cost.

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#11 posted 05-07-2009 11:10 PM

Looks good! Comfy, too! I’m getting sleepy….. :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#12 posted 05-08-2009 04:33 AM

Great looking Bed Chris. I like the finish. very good build

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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