Album: Photos:VikingRopeBed

Here we have a rope bed in the Viking style I made in the fall of 1992. It's mostly red oak - the carved headboard is poplar. The carving is also Viking style, who did ornate knotwork similar to the Celts. It's hard to see here, but the top of the headboard has a running pattern made from removing little triangles of wood. Look up "chip carving" for more information on that. The finish is just linseed oil and is darkening nicely with time. The piece of poplar I found for the headboard was almost white when new. What makes a rope bed work for a queen-size bed is the hidden platform underneath. Otherwise, the bed sags badly and you end up in the middle.
The bed (queen) Closeup of a leg at the foot The carved headboard Detail of the dragon
All photos Copyright Brian A. Whaley. All rights reserved.
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