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Project by mvflaim posted 02-20-2012 10:52 PM 2051 views 14 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sleigh Bed made from maple and stained a deep mahagony. My wife wanted something similar from Pottery Barn costing $1699.00. I made this bed for $400.

-- http://mvflaim.wordpress.com/





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 02-20-2012 10:55 PM

Very nice, I really like the headboard.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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freighttrain

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#2 posted 02-20-2012 11:01 PM

very nice job looks great bet the wife is happy with it too

-- freighttrain,ky

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German_in_Ohio

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#3 posted 02-20-2012 11:16 PM

I like it. My wife wants a bed like that as well! Thanks for posting.

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Zulu55

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#4 posted 02-20-2012 11:32 PM

It turned out great! There is nothing like the satisfaction of making something for much less than they charge in a store!

-- Adam - Langley, British Columbia (Canada)

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 02-21-2012 12:41 AM

Super looking bed ,good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dpow

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#6 posted 02-21-2012 02:35 AM

Nice project. You probably have 4 times the quality at 1/4 of the price. Now take the money you saved and buy more tools. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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jim1953

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#7 posted 02-21-2012 04:28 AM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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lobro4

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#8 posted 02-21-2012 06:56 AM

I’m jealous. Beautiful job

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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whitewulf

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#9 posted 02-21-2012 07:09 AM

Beautiful bed, however I understood that Sleigh bed was symmetrical head & foot?

Impressive execution, matching grain.

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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DMC1903

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#10 posted 02-21-2012 09:21 AM

Nice!
I too have a idea file from Pottery Barn, actually
it’s my wife’s list of projects for me.
Your bed looks great

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Bennie Woods

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#11 posted 02-21-2012 01:30 PM

Very nice work!

-- Bennie Woods, USS FRANK CABLE, GUAM

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StickleyStyle

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#12 posted 02-21-2012 07:39 PM

Sounds like you just got yourself a free pass to spend $1299 on tools!

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#13 posted 02-22-2012 01:04 AM

Very Nice! Really like the shape of the headboard and the turned feet. How long did that take to do? I imagine the finishing took just as long as the building.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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mvflaim

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#14 posted 02-22-2012 02:14 AM

Took a couple of months. I started working on it in October but then the weather was so nice that I stopped and redid my screen in porch. Finished it November. It took two weeks to apply the finish.

-- http://mvflaim.wordpress.com/

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bigpops0259

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#15 posted 02-22-2012 02:13 PM

Beautiful bed! Made my wife one a few years ago. That grew to a whole bedroom set. It was a experience to remember. But an heirloom for the ages. Nice turnings. Great finish. Good luck on the cost savings vs. new tools.
it’s a great way to add to the shop. I say new tools wife states new furniture dreams. this months it’s a Murphy Bed for the spare room/Office. Thanks for the Great post.

-- Marty Ohio

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