This contemporary design is one of my own, and works well in maple, as shown. But you could also have it in ash or cherry. The arch is graceful and interesting, while the slats give the piece a nice openness. The headboard is high enough to comfortably prop a pillow against for reading.

The head and foot boards are joined to the solid rails with bed bolts, the ends of which are covered with handsome brass plates. Permanent joints are done with mortice and tenons. Natural finish is with an oil/varnish mix, which I have used for years with lovely results.

Available in full, queen, and king sizes. It can be set up for box spring and mattress, or platform and mattress. Priced at $2,950 for full, $3,250 for queen, $3,650 for king.

65 Delano Road, Woolwich, Maine