I used Minwax Bombay Mahogany. The stain I used had polyurethane in it. I put two coat of stain on it and then I did a coat of clear gloss poly to give it a little more shine. Prior to staining it I sanded it with 80, 150 and 220 grit sand paper.What did you stain the poplar with? Looks really good, especially since poplar can be difficult.
The tenons stick out about 3". I am a little concerned about them getting bumped into but I was afraid of going too short and weakening the joint. I will put some soft bumpers over them if it becomes a recurring issue.:smile: Thanks for the feedback!Nice looking bed. You did a great job on the finish too. I really like how you did the railings. They look pretty solid.
I am a little concerned about those long tenons and little kids' heads co-habitating though. But I suppose it won't take more than one good noggin knocking to learn to be aware of their surroundings. :laughing: Or maybe they don't stick out as far as it looks. Pictures can be deceiving.
That was my original plan. I got a little impatient and I just wanted to see them set up. My plan is to take the wedges out one at a time and round them off. I will put an updated picture up when I get that done.One thing that'll save a serious wound will be to round off the ends of those through tenons. Looks like the top and bottom are rounded over. Just do the same to the ends. Leave no 90 degree crisp corner. Take advantage of the length, and maybe turn the square ends into a half circle. Then radius roundover all around.