On Way Back Wednesday, I’m not going too far. In my span here it is. It is our Spanish Rose Four Poster. I built my first one about 10 years ago. At one time it was one of our biggest sellers. It was really our first production standard bed. Production as in I standardized the cut list and design to make it easier, quicker to build, and cheaper for the customer.
It was a solid pine bed, built mostly form 2×10’s. The iron was a rose pattern made from cast iron. I really loved how I finished out the iron. I’d start with a black base coat. I would then highlight the roses by spraying them at a sharp angle. This left a shadow on the rose and kept the look more three dimensional. Usually I’d mist it again with black to tone down the red.
The post were massive with 6” x 6” caps. The post were fluted to break up the massive post.
I’ve done variations using oak, maple, in a waterbed. I’ve distressed it and chemically rusted the iron. I’ve built accessories ranging from a man’s chest, to desk. I even put in production a sleigh version.
It was a massive and heavy bed. The king was about 86” wide.
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