UPDATED: I couldn’t have the reclaimed oak boards processed on account of metal in the wood. So for this project I have moved to veneered oak plywood. I’ve also softened up the head and foot boards to capture the essence of a traditional sleigh bed profile.
The concept renderings illustrate using both pieces of oak veneered plywood as side rails, machining them to size and attaching to upholstered head and foot boards. I also have some old furniture legs as illustrated in the rendering to be painted dark grey to match the grey corduroy fabric chosen. I may or may not use them, feeling some nice solid oak legs would better suit the over design. Will post another update once the upholstery is complete.
This piece will likely see production early winter.