My second sled/sleigh build this winter for another child of some friends. Slight modification of plans in an old Canadian Woodworker magazine. I built this out of cherry (because it looks good) and hickory (because it looks good and I had a bunch of suitable scraps). In hindsight, the hickory was a poor choice b/c it weighs a ton.
Finished with 6 coats of tung oil and a coat of paste wax. The runners are aluminum.
-- Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario