Sleigh bed for Wife

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Project by piper posted 01-06-2008 06:28 PM 2188 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Built this out of Red oak for my wife for Xmas. Still fighting learning how to finish but it seems to be getting better.I looked for plans and found several that would work but ended up using what I liked out of three different plans. I liked the curved legs. but I dont have the skills yet for curved panels. the raised panel rails are cut at 5 degree angles to fit the curved legs. the rails and styls as well as the bed rail are all 4/4. I found a mill that had red oak planed to 4/4 for $2.00 BF all it needed was a little sanding couldnt breing my self to cut it down any further.

-- piper

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#1 posted 01-06-2008 06:29 PM

Seems like a fair trade.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#2 posted 01-06-2008 06:30 PM

Still not sure good wood is hard to find

-- piper

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#3 posted 01-06-2008 06:45 PM

It is looking good. $2/BF sounds like a pretty good price.

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#4 posted 01-06-2008 07:24 PM

looks great…

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#5 posted 01-06-2008 07:27 PM


Can you share where you found the plans for sleigh beds? Beautiful job on this one!

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#6 posted 01-06-2008 09:18 PM

Yeah, looks real good, and the finish worked out just fine. Well done.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#7 posted 01-06-2008 09:20 PM

Looks good to me!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 01-07-2008 06:53 PM

Nice job, nice wood. I know how you feel about cutting down nice wood. Well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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