Archive for the 'Sleigh Bed' Category

Sleigh Bed #4

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Sleigh Bed: Staining and Finishing Once the glue on the headboard and footboard had dried, we moved to the finishing room and applied a nice dark, rich red-brown stain.  After the stain, we sprayed on three coats of conversion varnish, ensuring years of scratch-free and worry-free use. A shot of the finished bed completely assembled. […]

Sleigh Bed #3

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Sleigh Bed: Headboard & Footboard Assembly Once we completed the uprights for the headboard and footboard, it was time to work on the flat panels and the round tops. The panels were fairly simple and straight forward; three stiles, two rails, and two panels each.  All the pieces were connected using dados and tenons. On […]

Sleigh Bed #2

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Sleigh Bed: Sides of the Headboard and the Footboard The first step to create the sleigh style sides to the bed’s headboard and footboard was to create a template.  Using 1/4″ MDF, a pencil, a compass, and our mind’s eye, we began sketching the rough outline of the headboards pattern. After arriving at a design […]

Sleigh Bed #1

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Sleigh Bed: Feet and Rails I recently had a client from Reno, NV call me and request a custom sleigh bed for one of their clients in the Lake Tahoe area.  Their clients have a sleep number mattress that raises and contours with a remote and this presented a problem when looking for a bed.  […]