|Project by tweetdriver||posted 07-11-2013 02:33 AM||1460 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
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.