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Raised Panel Sleigh Bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 2025 days ago 5059 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sleigh bed that I completed in February 2005. It has a standard sleight arm which I use a lot. I made the template several years ago and use it in various modified form for different sleigh beds. The one I made the head and foot panels in a wainscot raised panel style. I attached them to the post using biscuits and screws that were plugged. The cap rails for the bed was had cut out of an 1 ½” thick oak. I laid out the profile on the ends, set the saw up on 45 degrees and cut away most of the unwanted stock. The rest was finished up with a hand plane and sanders.

Here are some building pictures:
Attaching the post to the panel.
Attaching the post to the panel.

Shaping the top rail with a hand plane.
Shaping the top rail with a hand plane.

Sanding on the headboard
Sanding on the headboard.

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm





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woodworm

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#1 posted 2025 days ago

This is absolutely gorgeous, Chris. Great job!
Thanks for sharing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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griff

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#2 posted 2024 days ago

Beautiful Bed Chris. Very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 2024 days ago

great bed. I like the storage

-- making sawdust....

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