Sleigh Day Bed

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Project by tweetdriver posted 406 days ago 1272 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Time for a big-girl bed for my youngest. She sleeps in a side room to our bedroom so a day bed seemed a good option. My wife likes the look of a sleigh bed. The wood is Sweet-gum from our property, I hate the gum balls so I’ve been removing the gum trees. Three years ago, I noticed the beautiful grain of the heart wood and had it sawn into lumber. I turned 3 1/4” dowels from glue-ups for the top rails. My challenge was slotting the dowel for the panel. The plywood jig held the dowel while I cut the slot with the table saw. Lined up perfectly. I’ve had no success staining the wood, so I used a danish oil for a finish. My wife loves it, my baby-girl is excited, I’m pleased.

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#1 posted 406 days ago

Wow…that is a very nice sleigh bed, the wood is beautiful…excellent build.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#2 posted 406 days ago

Beautiful bed… Nice work! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#3 posted 402 days ago

Wonderful bed! Like the sleigh design and the wood is beautiful. I’m sure the baby-girl is proud of it. Great job!

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#4 posted 402 days ago

A keepsake piece of furniture that is sure to last generations. Well done.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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