Big Boy Bed by Chris
European Beech wood was used throughout this big boy bed, but the slat supports for the mattress were made with fir. All of the Beech was 5/4 so the legs and headboard and sides are all laminated and doweled for extra rigidity. The headboard and footboard use mortise and tenon joinery and nothing else. The sides were incredibly challenging with the curve I added to keep the little one from rolling out of bed. I initially wanted them to have train rails as well, but the curve was too large to the trains to stay on. The top billing for the kid of course, is the train rail on the headboard. He loves stacking his favorites up there and playing while sitting in his bed. Finish was Gel Stain walnut followed by several coats of semi gloss arm r seal.