This pencil post bed is similar to the other model that I build, with the exception of having the lower part of the post (below "the block") taper as well as the upper.

The tapered sections of the posts are true octagons ---all eight sides taper, not just four which you will see on cheap imitations. The top ends in a hand turned finial, or if you want, a canopy frame. The tapers end at the block with a gentle scoop. At that point, the rails join the posts, with the bed bolts covered by an attractive and authentic brass cover. The lower section of the posts are tapered, giving the whole a bit more lightness in style than you have with other designs.

Headboards come in a variety of patterns. This one is a gentle curve with scoops at each end. Other headboard designs can be easily made, however, and I would be glad to furnish you with a style sheet. The entire bed breaks down into individual parts for convenient moving.

This bed can be set up for a box spring and mattress, or with a platform and mattress. Details will be worked out when you order. Available in full and queen sizes. Shown in cherry, with other woods on request. Price for full size is $3,200, queen is $3,600.

65 Delano Road, Woolwich, Maine