Pine Sleigh Bed for my Daughter

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Project by Don posted 1042 days ago 1815 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter wanted a bigger bed so we picked up a mattress set and then it was on to the bedframe. I had a thousand ideas going through my head from looking at so many great looking beds on LJ’s. She initially wanted me to make her a Sleigh Bed so I eventually came back to that idea.

This is based on a plan from the Canadian Woodworking magazine with a twist or two. Choice of wood came down to Pine because I like the look of a Pine Sleigh Bed, plain and simple. The biggest difference in the plan came from the decision to use wainscoting in the headboard and footboard. It was supposed to be raised panels but I took a gamble on the look and I think it came out okay.

Some day I’ll add a picture of the bed with mattress set and made up but right now, her room is too messy. Kids!!

Thanks for looking….Don

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#1 posted 1042 days ago

bed looks great…well done!!.what did you finish it with? i hear you regarding daughters messy bedrooms we got two bombsites here that we have just learnt to close the door on.

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#2 posted 1042 days ago

Thanks….three coats of Semi-gloss Minwax Verathane finished this project off with a 220 sanding in between coats.

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#3 posted 1042 days ago

looking good Don :-)
I realy think you did it with the ….....what did you call it ….yah right ..wainscoting … sorry didn´t
knew the word :-) the slaigh theme is home

thank´s for sharing

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#4 posted 1042 days ago

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 1042 days ago

Nice looking bed. I too like the look of pine.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#6 posted 1042 days ago

Looks great. I like the tappered pieces on the tops of the side rails veary nice touch.

-- Lotidus

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#7 posted 1037 days ago

Looks great!
Thanks for posting.

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