Make A Four-Poster Bed – Hands-on Class


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Whether you like pencil posts, Sheraton field beds, or carved ball and claw foot low-post beds, the four-poster bed class gets you sleeping tight in no time. Join me for this 5-day class where you’ll choose the bed of your (or your special someone’s) dreams and spend the week building it.

Four-Poster Bed

Building a four-poster bed isn’t the most technically difficult; it’s a series of mortise-and-tenon joints. The challenge comes from creating the posts and deciding how to cut out the headboard. For ease of transport and assembly, the bed breaks down completely. The four posts, four rails, and headboard are all separate.

Some of the skills learned in the Four-Poster Bed class are:

  • Turning  bed posts on a lathe
  • Designing an aesthetically pleasing headboard.

Materials and hardware are not included in the class fee. Lumber for this project may be purchased through me or on your own and shipped to our shop at least four weeks prior to the class.

Each student should supply his, or her, own:

  • Safety glasses and hearing protection
  • Combination or machinist square
  • Bevel gauge
  • Bench chisels
  • Carvers mallet
  • Dovetail saw
  • Marking gauge
  • Smooth plane or jack plane
  • Block plane
  • Tape measure or folding rule

If you do not have the tools on the list, don’t panic, there are plenty of tools for your use in class.

Course Dates:

  • October 14 – 18, 2024


Previous Dates:

  • July 31 – August 04, 2023


The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am.  A delicious lunch, snacks, and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm – the shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

The class is limited to a maximum of 2 students.

Call or email to be placed on the waiting list if this class sells out.


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