Collapsable Sleigh (Christmas Decoration)

  • Advertise with us
Project by Bryan Cramer posted 533 days ago 1080 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this about four years ago for a client who wanted a copy of her sleigh to give as a donation to a charity auction. It is made with 1/2” plywood from the home center. You can get four sleighs out of one sheet of plywood. I made templates, so machining the curves was fast and easy with a router table. All the parts are made to interlock allowing it to fold flat for off-season storage. Before painting it, I applied two coats of oil-based polyurethane to fill and smooth the wood. Then I spray painted the red oil-based paint after letting the polyurethane cure for a few days.

5 comments so far

View Surfside's profile


3079 posts in 799 days

#1 posted 533 days ago

Looks like it turned out really well, nice work. I like the color.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

View Scott Oldre's profile

Scott Oldre

374 posts in 2057 days

#2 posted 533 days ago

Gotta try that myself. Thanks for sharing

-- Scott, Irmo SC

View RogerInColorado's profile


290 posts in 580 days

#3 posted 533 days ago

Uber kool!

View Whysguy's profile


2 posts in 532 days

#4 posted 532 days ago

Really Nice! Where did you source your plans. I think I could do this.

-- Richard

View Fishinbo's profile


11216 posts in 801 days

#5 posted 531 days ago

Cool project! Like the design and how you made the parts to be collapsible. Great work!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase