Shane and Aaron finished four beds last week, including this pencil post bed headed to Winchester, Kentucky.
Fun Facts: Pencil Post Beds have 8-sided tapered posts. just like a pencil. A poster bed with 4-sides, or round posts, is not a pencil post bed. Also, the Shakers did not make Pencil Post Beds as they are considered too fancy. Shaker beds always have low posts.
Shane applies a thin coat of satin lacquer to the back of the headboard:
Aaron checks for rough spots:
The finish shown on this queen pencil post bed is traditional mahogany distressed stain on FSC certified pine. FSC certification means the origin of the lumber is known and the wood has been harvested ethically. The headboard is option C. Pencil Post Beds are also available as a canopy bed.