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Stickley Mission Style Twin Bed

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Project by rodneyh posted 813 days ago 1885 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son just arrived home from college after his 1st year, and we decided to do this project together. It took a bit longer due to his schedule, but well worth it to get that much time together. It is for his room, which is now a guest room. It (the bed at least) will certainly be his one day. Sorry for the terrible pics, but the room is too narrow to get a good view.

This is essentially an early Stickley design, but we simplified it a bit. We made the end rail thru-tenons blind, as my mortiser/bits won’t do 4” thick. The side rails on the original have keyed thru-tenons, but we replaced that with modern hidden rail hardware. The head board is 60” tall, and foot board is 50”. The other overall dimensions are for a twin XL matress (he’s 6’3”). Finish follows Jeff Jewitt’s recipe for mission oak.





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#1 posted 812 days ago

this came out really nice rodney

very elegant

and the finish is smooth

time with your son
sounds like it’s good for both of you

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 812 days ago

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 811 days ago

Very nice

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