Hickory Twin Bed

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Project by Obi posted 07-28-2007 06:51 AM 8052 views 3 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My money guy’s niece was going to buy a bed from Wally World and i told her “I want your money, I’ll build you a bed for whatever they sell for. Hickory frame, mortise and tenon joinery with dowels to hold the tenons in place (no glue).

Oh, i forgot to mention, the sides havent been oiled yet.

You can see bigger pictures by clicking on the links below.

I just went and dabbed a little oil on the dowels that hold the supports to the stretchers… Just for Karson

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#1 posted 07-28-2007 06:57 AM

Nice Obi. How are the mattress braces held on the stretchers?.

That Hickory has a great color. And the wood is nice to smoke BBQ also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 07-28-2007 06:58 AM

Great bed, great work…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#3 posted 07-28-2007 07:05 AM

dowels, of course Karson. if you look closely you might be able to see them

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#4 posted 07-28-2007 07:10 AM

Obi, Mate, this is a terrific project.

Best wishes for the Summer ‘07 comp.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#5 posted 07-28-2007 07:13 AM

I’ll finish oiling it in the morning and update the pictures then. The side rails will look much better and the dowels will be visable in all of the pictures.

And thanks Don.

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#6 posted 07-28-2007 01:47 PM

Excellent work Obi, nice job….

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#7 posted 07-28-2007 02:15 PM

congrats on the job and on the fine work


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 07-28-2007 02:24 PM

You don’t get ‘em like THAT at Wallyworld! great bed, Obi.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 07-28-2007 04:31 PM

Great project Obi. It looks like the shop is coming along pretty good. Pretty soon we are going to have to wrangle Bill and have another get together.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 07-28-2007 05:12 PM

Very well done. I have never used hickory. It has a great variety of contrasting grain.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#11 posted 07-28-2007 07:17 PM

Nice work Obi. I am sure she will enjoy this bed much more than the one from Wally’s. You do nice work with that hickory.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#12 posted 07-29-2007 12:10 AM

Good to see you still making that beautiful stuff Obi, keep up the good work and God Bless Buddy. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 07-29-2007 02:12 AM

Great Job Obi…it looks fantastic. Giving Karson a run for his money.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#14 posted 07-29-2007 02:24 AM

I didn’t realize Karson had money that he was running for. Karson gots money?

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#15 posted 07-29-2007 02:26 AM

Now it makes sense. That’s why he asked me how I attached the supports to the stretchers… hmmmm.

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