This step by step diy woodworking project is about wooden sled plans. This simple wooden sled is a decorative project for Christmas. You can easily adjust the size, shape and the design of the project to suit your needs. Make sure you take a look over the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.
Work with attention and don’t forget that a good planning will save you from many issues and it will keep the costs withing the total budget. Invest in high quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Drill pocket holes before inserting the galvanized screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure.
Projects made from these plans
Wooden sled plans
- A – 2 piece of 2×6 lumber – 48″ long SKIDS
- B – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 16″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 32″ long SEAT
- D – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 17 3/4″ long SUPPORT
- 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 20 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws
- 20 pieces of 1 5/8″ screws
How to build a wooden sled
The first step of the project is to build the skids for the sled. Mark the cut lines on the 2×6 beams and get the job done with a jigsaw. Smooth the edges thoroughly with sandpaper.
Next, you need to build the supports for the sled. Mark the cut lines with a pencil. Use a circular saw for the straight cuts and a jigsaw for the curved cuts. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
Fit the supports to the sleds, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the skids and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the supports. Make sure the corners are right-angled and leave no gaps between the components.
Lay the 1×4 slats for the seat on a level surface, as shown in the diagram. Place the slats 3/4″ spaced. Mark the cut lines on the slats and then make the cuts with a jigsaw.
Fit the slats to the support, making sure the slats are equally-spaced. Drill pilot holes through the slats and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Smooth the edges with sandpaper or use a router and a 3/4″ drill bit.
Build the front support from 2×4 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the slat and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Fit the front support to the horizontal front brace. Make sure you align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes and insert at least 4 2 1/2″ screws for a proper bond.
This is a decorative project, so I don’t advice you to use it on a steep slope.
Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-200 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
Top Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, to enhance the look of the project.
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