Dolphin Four Poster Bed

This custom made bed was designed for clients living on the shores of the Potomac River, nearly at the mouth to the Chesapeake Bay. Gazing from their newly finished bedroom I could look all the way across the miles-wide river, see the horizon along the bay and watch freighters steaming to Baltimore. Sky and water, calm and fury, our inland sea. My clients, partial to dolphins suggested that a pair be carved, jumping from the sea into the air. Hence the design using walnut relief carvings attached to the headboard, with a small cherry seagull flying overhead. Ambrosia maple was selected for the sea, with an abundance of streaks suggesting a school of fish diving deep. A tulip poplar plank with wispy heartwood became the sky. In time, the heartwood will turn light brown, mimicking the light cloud layers often found at sea. A tall bed, it was designed to accommodate different thickness mattress/box spring sets while retaining the original bed height. All four posts can be removed with bed bolts for easy transport.

Materials: Cherry, Red Oak, Ambrosia Maple, Tulip Poplar, Walnut, Shellac Polish Finish

Dimensions: Queen Size, posts 84" tall. All dimensions are customizable for you.

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