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 Post subject: Sleigh Bed started
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:48 am 
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Yep, gotta figure where to start! Hope this is some fun, I'm really worried. Won't be able to start today, must help Daughter to move. AG

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 Post subject: Sleigh Bed started
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:10 pm 
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Have one slat fitted. Wow this is going to take some time!

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Great project - Dan's right, the slats are coming soon. Keep the pictures coming - it's really taking shape.

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99 slats on the wall,
99 slats...
take one down,
make it half round...

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Wow! That is reaaalllly looking good.


Are the slats bandsawn to achieve the curve?
Can we get a close up of the joinery please? :D

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WOW you're really making some progress there. The slats look just like the ones in the pic. Great work. 8)

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 Post subject: Sleigh Bed Started
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:04 pm 
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Thanks guys. Yeah Dan, bandsawn. Lot of work each one. Sanding between those X's Wow!
Try to hold bandsaw very steady. Only got one slat finished, had to be sure was going to work.

Takes 2 bd ft Cherry for each slat. Slats joined with 3/8 dowels. 13 slats in head board X 4 = 52 dowels to line up. Hope I can do it!

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 Post subject: Sleigh Bed started
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Hey Dennis! Hows are those windows going? This is the first time I've ever documented anything like this. Have trouble remembering where I put the note I wrote myself.

Wife gave me grocery list yesterday and I forgot to take it. Hope I got what she wanted! :confused:


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 Post subject: Sleigh Bed started
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Finally got those headboard slats roughed out. Got the dowel holes drilled for headboard, now some finish sanding, round off corners and dry fit! :-D

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Its taking shape nicely and looking good.

This kind of project does (eat) timber but I can tell it will be worth it at the end of the day.


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I can't wait to see the finished product..
What kind of finish will be displayed .


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agriffee :D You forget ?? Just remember that your shipping that bed to me. Don't forget that.


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Finish will be Penn Cherry Jel stain with poly over coat. Gonna be tough between those X's! :mad:

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Stain the X's BEFORE assembly! That should make it somewhat easier.
The polly won't be too bad after you glue it up.

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What an awesome and stunning project-- well done so far and I can't wait to see more as the project progresses

Thanks for taking the time to share
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 Post subject: Sleigh bed progress
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Got the headboard sanded, stained and assembled! :-D Got a start on the footboard.

Yeah Francois, took a lot of wood, 97 bd ft. But Dan there's only 49 slats on the wall now! :-D

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AG, I really, really like it!!! Keep the pictures coming!!

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WOW - That is just beautiful


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You is off to a good start!

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Very nice.

I knew you could pull that one off :wink:


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 Post subject: Sleigh Bed Finished
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:13 am 
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Well got it finished! Just noticed still need to attach bolt hole covers. :-D Took 153 hours, missed the 100 somebody had targeted.

Now going to be idle for a time, scheduled for rotor cup surgery March 5th.

Regards to all, AG

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