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The Dibello Bed

This Queen bed in Walnut was built during my first year of apprenticeship in Furniture making a year ago. My goal for the first year was to enter a piece (and have it accepted) in the Texas Furniture Makes Show in Kerrville, TX. I was elated to hear it was accepted, and later, even more elated to win the Best Apprentice award, and then astonished to receive a Judges Special Award, which they created upon discovering that I was a first year apprentice. To receive that level of validation was the best confirmation that I was on the right path.

-- Amor Vincit Omnia

stunning. I hereby nominate you for most ambitious gluer upper ever! How many clamps did that take?

-- -- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

Very nice.
Impressive display of clamps :)

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Spectacular! How did you get the finish so perfect in the small lattice spaces?

-- Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Definitely on the right path! Well done! (Some of us would be scared of that many clamps.)

Thank you all so much! I really cannot remember how many clamps it took- let’s just call it " a LOT!" Manitario, the grid pieces were pre-finished on the solid outside surfaces before they were glued up, exactly for that reason!

-- Amor Vincit Omnia

This bed is a very unique design ,a real outstanding build, I totally agree with the judges that awarded you all of your very much deserved awards.

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