Platform Sleigh bed

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My daughter and son in law wanted a sleigh bed. They had a picture of what they wanted but wanted several changes. Higher headboard, more clearance underneath, ect, ect.
145 sq. ft. of rough cut cherry consisting of 1×10’, 1×12”, and 2x all 10 feet long was placed in the garage to dry to about 11% moisture content. 375 man hours later, this is the completed project. I don’t work fast anymore. Finished with 2 coats of Red Mahogany stain, 5 coats of Laquer, hand rubbed with 2500 grit sand paper, and pumice. Total weight of the bed without mattress is over 250 lbs. Will be delivered this week.

-- Jimmy, Upstate NY in the summer, somewhere south in the winter (on the boat).

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#1 posted 749 days ago

Looks good.
375 hours not wasted.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#2 posted 749 days ago

Beautiful piece of furniture, great work and craftsmanship. This will be a family heirloom for sure.
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 749 days ago

Very nice, great job!! Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 749 days ago

The time you spent on this is about a month and half of sleep time now it a life time of wonderful dream time. A nice piece to hand down to family members. Great work thanks for sharing…BC

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#5 posted 749 days ago

Nice piece! Hope you signed and dated it?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 749 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. Beautiful piece. That’s a lot of hours on one piece. I am sure daughter is worth it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#7 posted 749 days ago

That is a big piece! And I agree with those above who commented that 375 hours is a good investment for something that will be used for decades and cherished! Very nice.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#8 posted 749 days ago

This is an outstanding piece of furniture! I know your daughter will be proud to have a piece like this made by her dad! Great Job!

-- Robert, Mississippi,

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#9 posted 749 days ago

Beautiful bed. Can’t wait to see the matching nightstands, the matching dresser, the matching chest, the matching…..... Well, nice job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#10 posted 749 days ago

Looks great. Your daughter and son-in-law are lucky to have you to make those custom changes to the design. How long did it take to dry to 11% and did you stain it because they wanted a dark color now( I know I have 2 daughters also) Just wondering if the cherry would have darkened over age. Beautiful bed regardless. Jerry

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