David Fay Custom Furniture
Bodden Bed Frame
Image of Bodden bed

Photographs by Ira Schrank

The customers had liked a few designs on my website, but also wanted to develop a design particular to their ideas and aesthetic. There was much discussion of an appreciation for bridge designs by the Swiss bridge engineer and architect, Robert Maillart, where structural engineering and design expression were one.

The design process for this bed frame is featured in an article by Brooke Baldwin for Modern Woodworking Magazine.


corner of bed frame closeuup of joint foot of bed frame

Materials: Honduran mahogany (frame), African mahogany (panels), wenge wood (pegs and panel border detail)
Dimensions: 86 inches long x 82 inches wide x 43 inches high