Sleigh Day Bed

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Project by tweetdriver posted 07-11-2013 02:33 AM 1895 views 0 times favorited 6 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 07-11-2013 08:18 AM

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

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 07-11-2013 02:48 PM

Beautiful bed… Nice work! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#3 posted 07-15-2013 02:05 PM

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 07-15-2013 04:08 PM

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

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#5 posted 08-15-2017 01:18 AM

Just joined. Nice bed!
Won’t your daughter get a little chilly sleeping out ther in the winter?

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#6 posted 12-29-2017 03:09 PM

Wow! I really do like this bed. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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