This bed is made of mahogany and padouk. The `slabs' of the platform are built using a `hollow-core' construction for rigidity, using 3/4" plywood. This is covered with 3/4" mahagony resawn to a thickness of 1/4", bookmatched (left platform is bookmatched to right).
The headboard is also built using hollow-core construction, with a skin of mahogany plywood (central region), bookmatched padouk strips, and bookmatched mahogany strips.
The lightbridge features a bookmatched piece of highly-figured mahogany, bordered with padouk strips that include sapwood (bookmatched, of course). There are halogen bulbs as up-lights, and incandescent bulbs as reading lights. The wiring is hidden inside the vertical posts running down from the lightbridge.