Pencil Post Bed


If you have any question please don’t hesitate to call me at 802.595.1444 or email me and I’ll be happy to help!


This bed may be customized to suit your taste, or can be purchased with the options below:

Size L x W Cherry Walnut
Full 84 ½” X 59″ $3,225 $3,525
Queen 84 ½” X 64 ½” $3,525 $3,825
King 84 ½” X 76” $3,925 $4,225

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Inspired by the New England Shaker tradition, the cherry wood Pencil Post Bed is appreciated nightly by many satisfied customers. Sturdy mortise and tenon construction compliments the soft patina of a hand-rubbed oil finish.

Our Pencil Post Bed is designed so that it can be be moved quickly and effortlessly.  The headboard is carefully fitted, yet it ‘floats’ in the mortises of the posts;  rails are attached to posts with 6” bed bolt hardware, and the platform comes in three equally-sized sections for easy handling.

Paul Donio is a master craftsman who fulfilled our dream concept in a unique pencil post bed at a very fair price. We researched many options and were delighted to find Paul. We were in Virginia and he in Vermont. He worked diligently to understand and clarify our needs. He researched the type of mattress to ensure a perfect backboard placement, searched over New England for the best cherry and measured and re-measured to ensure that every detail was perfect. The final product is outstanding and we have received many compliments from friends. Paul personally traveled to meet with us to ensure our custom piece exactly met our specifications. We have ordered additional pieces from Hawk Ridge Furniture to compliment our cherry table and bed.

Hardwood Bed Construction Details:

  • Mortise and tenon joinery
  • Bed rails measure 6″ X 1 3/8″
  • Bed posts measure  2 ½” X 2 ½”
  • 6″ bed bolts fasten the posts to the rail
  • Platform: 3/4″ slats positioned vertically between two 5/8″ thick pieces of Baltic Birch
  • Knocks down in minutes for easy transport

Harvey and Barbara Bazarian, Quechee, Vermont

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