This step by step diy woodworking project is about wooden sled plans. If you want to learn more about building a wood sled, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. Check out the rest of the woodworking projects, as there are many plans to choose from and many ideas to use for your home.
Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the sled to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.
If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.
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Wooden sled plans
- A – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 48″ long SKIDS
- B – 3 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 16″ long BRACES
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 32″ long, 2 pieces – 24 1/4″ long SEAT
- D – 1 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 18″ long SUPPORT
- Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
- Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface
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Building a wooden sled
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the skids for the wooden sled. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you have to mark the cut lines on the 1×6 slats and to get the job done with a jigsaw. Make sure the blade of the saw goes exactly over the cut lines. Smooth the exposed edges with fine-grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
Building the braces for the sled is a straight forward process, as you have to use 1×3 slats. If you want to enhance the look of the braces, we recommend you to make some curved cuts to the slats, as shown in the diagram. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
Continue the project by fitting the braces to the wooden skids, as described in the diagram. Place the braces equally-spaced otherwise the structure won’t support your weight in a professional manner. Drill pilot holes through the braces and insert 2 1/2″ screws to create a rigid structure.
Build the seat slats out of 1×4 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the slats and get the job done with a jigsaw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and drill pilot holes through the slats before securing them to the supports by using 1 1/4″ screws.
Build the front support out of a scrap piece of wood, in order to get a professional result. Use a jigsaw to make the curved cuts and smooth the surface with fine-grit sandpaper.
Fit the front support to the sled as in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert a few finishing nails.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.
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