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Project by Built2Last posted 11-27-2014 01:49 PM 1498 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I uploaded some pictures of a christmas sleigh that a lady bought from us about 20 years ago. She has since passed away and her daughter wanted the sleigh restored as it had been sitting on the ground for a while and termites had got to it. Would have been fairly easy just to cut off the bottom of each side, use some biscuits and glue new plywood on, cut out the scroll work, paint, done.

But the daughter wanted to save as much of the original wood as possible.

So after some serious head scratching and quite a few hours I was able to restore it and not remove one single splinter of the original wood.

Christmas memories get to continue and with a little TLC it should be included in their Christmas memories for another 20 years or more. Sorry Termites….

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#1 posted 11-28-2014 12:59 AM

Very nice job! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!.............Jim

ps You should post that last picture first tot grab attention!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-28-2014 03:01 AM

Great restoration, I just can’t see why to save the old plywood.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 11-28-2014 04:24 AM

Very nice indeed! Well done! Thanks for Posting.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 01-08-2016 02:13 PM

This turned out so nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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