I built this bed for my son, he was outgrowing his old bed and I decided to give it my best shot. I kept the design really simple. I made the entire frame from Mahogany and used figured cherry for the slats in the head and footboard. I was a little worried about the contrast, so I lightly stained the cherry and used a Dutch oil finish. The joinery was tough since I didn’t want to show end grain, you can see in the picture my solution was to add a strip down the edges after joining them. The head and footboard are mortise and tenon joints (my first time doing this).