This picture sort of shows one of my favorite parts of when we stain a bed like this. On the side can you see the little dark circle? That is a wooden plug that is covering the lag bolt that holds the frame together, it is made out of dowel and it is not the same kind of wood as the bed frame. So when I stain the beds it takes the stain completely different from the rest of the frame. I love that little detail, when you paint it is completely lost. It just blends in and you would have to look close to even see that it is there.
These last two pictures make it look good. The stairs are just like the ones in the Ciera style before. The steps are drawers for storage, they have no knobs for tripping the handle is built into the drawer front. And they can be added to any of our beds.