Stickley Mission Style Twin Bed

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Project by rodneyh posted 06-06-2012 04:44 PM 3677 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 06-07-2012 06:39 AM

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 06-07-2012 01:42 PM

Very nice, great job!!

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#3 posted 06-08-2012 05:24 AM

Very nice

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