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03-01-2012 02:29 PM

Below are 2 pictures of some bed hardware from a very old bed. This hardware is incredible. When the bed is together, the bed does not appear to wobble any. Yet, when I disassemble the bed, the hardware comes apart very easily without tools. It does not bind.

I’ve never seen hardware like this before. I’m building a bed and would love to find hardware like this.

Does anyone recognize it and does anyone know where I could get hardware like it.

As an FYI – This bed was made by the Amana Woodworking shop in Amana, Iowa. There they hand make everything and they are still in operation today.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.


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#1 posted 03-01-2012 02:37 PM

Both Rockler and Woodcraft sell similar stuff. I just bought a set of these bad boys: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=10&site=ROCKLER

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#2 posted 03-01-2012 02:52 PM

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#3 posted 03-01-2012 02:54 PM

Jonathan has it there you go
MIKE

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#4 posted 03-08-2012 03:43 PM

You will notice that the “male” part is not mounted flush with the end of the board.

This is probably necessary to the good working of the assembly.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#5 posted 03-09-2012 04:04 PM

Rich, Van Dyke’s restorer’s hardware has repro cast iron bed hardware. click http://www.vandykes.com/hardware/c/11/filter/100000001310eq100000001457/
Looks quite similar to what you have. Good Luck!

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#6 posted 03-09-2012 04:07 PM

Rich, Since it was made by Amana woordorking and they are still in business they night possibly have it available if you can contact them.

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#7 posted 03-09-2012 04:16 PM

What Greg said :-}

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#8 posted 03-16-2012 12:33 PM

I have not found the hardware yet and I have put this project on hold for a little while. I’m doing a complete renovation of a condo that I am “effectively” flipping. I say “effectively” because I have owned it for 12 years and my parents lived in it. Now that my Dad has died and my Mother has moved to a retirement home I want to sell it.

As always, this job is turning out to be more than I expected. Nonetheless, I think the payback will be good. I estimate that I will put about $4000 into materials and 100 hours of labor into the renovation and I will increase the selling price by about $20,000. I’m “making” $160/hour. I’m also exhausted. I’m not used to working 10 hour days.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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