Sleigh Bed

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Project by dwpearl posted 03-26-2015 04:24 AM 1650 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sleigh bed that inspiration came from a fww article,but with may Schanges and different balusters being the biggest change. The balusters are hand split, draw knife finshed, and slightly steam bent, for smooth but textured finish.


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#1 posted 03-26-2015 04:24 AM

Sorry about the upside down photos

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#2 posted 03-26-2015 10:53 AM

I think this turned awesome! I really like it.

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#3 posted 03-26-2015 11:42 AM

great job.

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#4 posted 03-26-2015 12:33 PM

You’ve done a fine job on this bed.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 03-26-2015 01:47 PM

really nice job – i love the natural look of the whole design and finish

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#6 posted 03-26-2015 02:06 PM

Great job. I love the how you used birch and cherry – a great combination. And your balusters look great. You went all out on hand splitting birch and using hand tools to finish them. I have a few Froe’s, was that the tool you used to split the log? We’re you working with green wood at the time or was the wood air dried?

-- Matt, Arizona

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#7 posted 03-26-2015 02:22 PM

Looks great! My wife is anti- sleigh bed, but maybe this will help convince her.

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#8 posted 03-26-2015 05:57 PM

The balusters were split out of my green fire wood pile this past summer with an axe and hatchet, though a froe would have been nice.

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#9 posted 03-26-2015 06:48 PM

Beautiful work dwpearl
Love the hand work gives it a rustic look,
not store bought.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#10 posted 03-27-2015 02:04 PM

beautiful bed

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#11 posted 03-27-2015 09:21 PM

Mighty Fine looks great good work.

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#12 posted 03-11-2016 11:49 PM

That’s a very nice bedroom suite you have there. Is there a dresser yet?

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