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Making of a cinderella carriage bed #1: Wagon wheels

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Blog entry by grosa posted 02-03-2013 at 06:24 AM 4103 reads 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is what the completed bed will look like.

These are the spokes for the 48” back wheels.

This is the rim for the front wheels.

These are the front wheels.

Front and back wheels.


The radius at the bottom of the spokes was cut on the table saw by locking down the miter gauge and pushing the wood into the blade from the side and it was done in 4 passes. We used an 8” dado blade.

This is the back of the wheel where the axle will go into


Next we will make the Chassis then I will turn the axles.

-- Have a great day.



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grosa

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#1 posted 02-03-2013 at 06:41 AM

The wood used is Ash. The back wheel is 48” diameter and the front wheel is 32” diameter. The hub detentions for the back wheel is 8” diameter x 6” with a 4” hole through the center. The spokes for the back wheel are 3” thick x 5” wide. The spokes for the front wheel are 3” thick x 3 1/4” wide. The front hub is 8” in diameter x 3 1/2” thick. Both rims are 3” thick x 3” wide. The pumpkin bed surround Will be made from Styrofoam with a urethane hard coat. It will be two pcs. I will post the pictures when it is milled.

-- Have a great day.

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#2 posted 02-03-2013 at 06:43 AM

Wow! That’s not gonna be a bed… that’s gonna be a SHRINE!
Cant wait to see updates to this one

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#3 posted 02-03-2013 at 06:44 AM

Simply WOW!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 02-03-2013 at 06:54 AM

This bed is going to Monaco and it has to be done by the end of this month.

-- Have a great day.

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#5 posted 02-03-2013 at 06:58 AM

I thought this was very funny.

“WOODWORKERS we are what we eat”

-- Have a great day.

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#6 posted 02-03-2013 at 07:03 AM

That is some project.
My wife’s comment was “I guess they have staff to make up the bed, because I can’t see mom doing it every day.”

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#7 posted 02-03-2013 at 08:22 AM

That is the coolest project I’ve seen in a long time! If only I had thought of this when my daughters were small enough to fit inside! Don’t have grand daughters yet but, the horizon is shrinking!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#8 posted 02-03-2013 at 08:36 AM

Pretty sure that girl’s bedroom cost more than my house. It’s amazing to see how the 0.001% live.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#9 posted 02-03-2013 at 08:52 AM

Amazing project,your approach looks flawless ,very good job. Be careful after you make this one you’ll have orders for 10 more :))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 02-03-2013 at 11:48 AM

”This is what the completed bed will look like.” Yeah, I’ve said that before, ha, then I scrolled down and saw your progress. Outstanding, amazing. Talk about custom made! Like Charles said above, this is truly one of the more special builds posted on LJs in quite a while. There should be a woodworking magazine or two, or three beating your door down to document the build and the completed project. I know it is hard to do, but please take plenty of pictures, We LJers are real greedy when it come to pics. We want to see it all, every little detail. I just realized that you are building it as a kit to put together and take apart in a bedroom. Thank you so much for sharing this build on LJs. Truly special.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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#11 posted 02-03-2013 at 12:17 PM

awesome bed!!!
your attention to detail in the wheels is great.
keep us posted on the build,thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#12 posted 02-03-2013 at 04:51 PM

Thank you all for the comments.

-- Have a great day.

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#13 posted 02-03-2013 at 05:01 PM

Thank you all for the comments I will take plenty of pictures because I will probably never get the chance to build another one again. I was wrong about the location. It is going to Morocco not Monaco. It’s some where in Africa. This is a team effort. This job is being done at S&L millworks in Tampa FL. a high end custom woodworking shop. when this project is completed I will post all the company’s names that were involved. I like to give credit where credit is dew.

-- Have a great day.

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#14 posted 02-09-2013 at 11:41 AM

AMAZING… thanks for posting!

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca

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#15 posted 03-07-2013 at 07:47 PM

This is such an inspiring woodworking project combining extreme skill and artistic vision!

Thanks for sharing this. I really look forward to reading all about this in some publication.

How many hours were logged on this project?

-- Dave M. - Liberty Township, Ohio

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