Eldred Wheeler
Eldred Wheeler Handcrafted 18th Century Furniture
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Eldred Wheeler Queen Tiger Maple Cannon Ball Bed

Cannonball Bed


circa 1720-1760


The Eldred Wheeler Cannonball Bed features a wide turned post available in tiger maple or cherry wood. This post features the classic turned Cannonball style produced by the late 18th and early 19th Century New England Cabinetmakers.


Shown with the Country Cannonball headboard and optional shell carving.


Post height is 56.5”.


Height from floor to top of rail is 17”.




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Product Description

About Our Construction:


Our beds feature the exact mortise and tenon joinery at all rail and headboard join locations used during the colonial era. We then use custom-cast bed bolts that are tightened into nuts sunk into the rail under solid wood bungs, to provide a bed of enduring strength.


The bed may also be disassembled and reassembled easily due to the simplicity of this construction. The mattress and boxspring sit on angle irons attached to the rails of the bed. You may order different length angle irons to adjust the height of your mattress and boxspring. This may be important if you are going to use an overstuffed mattress set and wish to see the maximum amount of the headboard. In addition to the irons, all queen and king beds receive a support that runs underneath the bed from head-rail to foot-rail and sits on a support rack.

Create Your Own Bed

All of our Eldred Wheeler beds are fully customizable. We can create a bed for you with any post and headboard combination, in beautiful tiger maple or cherry wood.


We welcome questions. Please feel free to contact us.


Bed Posts with Dimensions
2014 price list beds

Wood Finishes


Bed Delivery

Most of our beds ship within eight to ten weeks. If you would like an exact delivery estimate, please contact us with details about your desired order.


If you are looking for something sooner, our sales consultant can let you know which bed posts are currently in stock, or which beds are already constructed and awaiting finish.


Contacting Eldred Wheeler

National: Donna Boyce – 800-779-5310 or 508-330-4182

Massachusetts: Deb Morrison – 781-826-5704

When you call our Massachusetts number you will reach our wood working facility located in Hanover, MA. All of our furniture is made right here in the United States of America. A member of our knowledgeable team will gladly answer your questions. Please do not hesitate to call us about your current order or future purchase.


Our Promise to You
If when you receive your order you are unhappy with it for any reason you may return it within 30 days for a full refund all we ask is that you pay return shipping fees.

Bed Sizes

There is some variation in size among manufacturers of box springs and mattresses. Our beds are designed to accommodate the following sizes of box springs:


Single 36" – 39" 73" – 76"
Double 51" – 54" 73" – 76"
Queen 57.5" – 60.5" 78" – 81"
King 74" – 77" 78" – 81"
California King 74" – 77" 81" – 84"