I made this bed for my 16 year old son out of solid cherry. Joinery within the headboard and footboard is mortise and tenon. The side rails are attached using bed hardware mortised into the rails and headboard/footboard. Finish is just a single coat of Oddie's oil which worked out great and smells wonderful.
Here's what happens when a Darrell Peart fan builds a new cabinet for his old stereo. I have yet to get a photo that shows what the finish looks like in real life. For the moment, imagine something halfway between the two pictures shown and you'll be close.If you're curious, that's a little laptop computer in a pull-out tray above the receiver. I use it to pump YouTube music through my good speakers.—Russ