A handmade bed, designed with function and style in mind, is made to last and give you years of pleasure.
This bed, made from oak and ash, was designed with a sloping back for comfort when reading or drinking tea. The rear legs are made from 12 strips of oak each, bent and glued together to form what looks and behaves like one solid piece. The headboard is made from one slice of ash, sawn in two. No two headboards will ever be exactly the same as the waney edge dictates its form.
There are no metal fixings used to join it together. I used a Japanese joint called a Sage-Kama. It takes a few minutes and 4 wedges to knock it together and it comes apart just as quickly.