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Bird's-Eye Maple and Cherry Sleigh Bed

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Woodworker: Gaile Fleming

Fleming crafted this custom sleigh bed for a client who had asked for it to be made from solid bird's-eye maple. Unable to find 8/4 material required, he convinced her to go with cherry and bird's-eye maple veneer instead. Fleming used bending plywood for the panel cores. He also tested out a vacuum press for the first time. The finish is pure linseed oil.

Photo: Brian McFadzen


Design or Plan used: Not specified

posted in: Reader's Gallery, cherry, maple, plywood, oil, Custom Design


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