Harvestmoon Beds Vermont-Made in Solid Maple, Cherry, or Walnut
A Confluence of New Lines & Traditional Style:
While there's very little to say against the simplicity of Shaker style or the beauty of natural hardwood, Maple Corner Woodworks has carved a new territory of home design that seamlessly incorporates modern lines into simple materials honed by traditional techniques. (For the full indulgence, call it "Asian-Shaker.") In the process, a conscientious decision to seek out sustainably harvested wood promotes fondness and respect for the natural source of these materials.
The added benefit to the consumer comes by way of knowing these modern beds are made with a level of care we all remember seeing in the furniture passed down through our families, but seldom see in new pieces today. And there's the peace of mind for knowing the simplicity of hand crafted hardwood furniture won't introduce potentially harmful substances into your home. It's just you and beautifully finished furniture.
The Harvestmoon Bed is a lovely statement of mixed influences—Shaker roots with clean, modern adaptations. The legs, for instance, feature a stout reverse taper whose upper edge matches the curve of the headboard and footboard, both swept up and swept down, respectively. In between, broad panels of carefully matched heartwood keep the presentation simple, but provide a wealth of warmth in the color and pattern of the grain. Altogether, the bed is wonderfully designed and exceptionally built, what Maple Corner describes as honest and delicate design. We couldn't agree more.
Furniture from Maple Corner Woodworks is customizable beyond the standard options provided on our site. We will look forward to working with you to achieve a unique, built-to-order piece, either by phone or by contacting us through e-mail.
Maple Corner Woodworks furniture is made by expert craftsman in Calais, Vermont.
Twin: 45" width, 78" length, 42" height
Full: 60" width, 78" length, 42" height
Queen: 66" width, 83" length, 42" height
King: 82" width, 83" length, 42" height
Custom sizes and finishing details are also available. Please call for information.
Maple: The sapwood from hard northern maple trees is preferred for its figured detail and rich, golden color.
Cherry: Heartwood is used exclusively throughout each piece.
Walnut: Heartwood is once again used exclusively in each piece. Note there is additional cost associated with building any piece of furniture from walnut.
These beds are designed to support a mattress without a box spring, doing so by means of ten (10) hardwood slats that lock into the side rails through hardwood dowels. King sizes use a hardwood backbone for added rigidity. In either case, the entirety of the bed remains open underneath, promoting a light aesthetic uncommon to solid hardwood furniture.
An important feature to note, the headboard and footboard are connected to the legs with mortise and tenon joints. Similar to the deadbolt in your front door, a solid wood connection is formed between components by securing the tenon between each piece, locking into the mortise. This joint is vastly superior to metal plates and screws as it prevents fracturing under sheer stress, and is a major contributing factor to why some pieces of furniture last while others do not.
Side rails are connected to the headboard and footboard by a steel quick latch assisted by a steel plate countersunk within the wood of the legs.
Guarantee: Every piece of Maple Corner Woodworks furniture is guaranteed for as long as you own it. These pieces are built to last for generations, and Maple Corner are willing to stand behind this claim.
Care & Maintenance:
Maple Corner does not recommend the use of commercial polishes or waxes. Use a clean cotton cloth to wipe off dust from natural wood. For maintenance, apply linseed oil (or a high quality furniture oil that contains no petroleum dryers or thinners) approximately once every six to twelve months. Regular oiling deepens the glow of the wood and restores the finish from abrasions.
This is a custom order and we will need your address to get a shipping quote for you.