Thank you! I will keep you posted. Like the carved bench that I built, it will have the capacity to be taken apart for transport if we ever move again. It will be a job though. I just finished making the headboard design. There is definitely Vasa influence in this too.
Another few parts done. I just completed the rails and foot board. They are all 20” (50.8cm) wide. The rails are 81” (205.7cm) long and the foot board is 67” (170.1cm) long. The footposts that are turned in walnut are proportional in their upper 8 inches to the knobs that decorate Vasa's lower quarter gallery turrets.
Actually it is not omitted. They are at the lower end of the head posts. You just cannot see them very well because the figures are standing straight up, instead of at an angle like they are on Vasa's quarter galleries.
If you visited my website you can see that I included them, even though they are different than the originals.