|Project by Jim Bennett||posted 08-13-2012 08:44 AM||2039 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
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).