I like the look of steel that is weathered. It has a lot of character and like stone or wood grain is worth looking at.
This bed is an nice way to exhibit my appreciation for steel plate.
A tube steel frame is built and two panels are inserted. I age and finish each sheet. The tube is shiny to accentuate the leathery steel qualities. The whole bed is sealed with Johnson's Liquid Wax which I recommend for keeping the bed looking it's best.
Queen size shown. See ETSY listings for other sizes ...