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Sled from reclaimed lumber

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I drew my brother's name for gift giving this Christmas. I decided to build him a sled.

The runners and two cross-braces/seat supports were fir 2"x4"s (or so my neighbor thinks, since I can't identify wood from looking at planks) from a torn-down shed. The front cross brace is left over from building my box. The seat planks are cut from a planed 1"x6" rescued from the highway by my wife (pitted by gravel on the other side) and 1"x3" from a small pallet.

Held together with doweling and screws. Finished with some spray-on outdoor water-based varnish. Waxed the runners with a candle. I still need to put a rope on it.

It's simple, but I think it looks good. Now we just need it to snow around here so he can use it.
mralston1 year ago
I was stuck trying to think about have to make a sled without having the facilities to bend wood, but this reminded me I can also just keep it simple. My new sled works amazingly, thanks!
rolfy12 (author)  mralston1 year ago
Great to hear! Amazingly, we still haven't really had the snow to test this sled.
Nice! i might have to give this one a go. just hope i'll get to use it, last year we hardly got any snow
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