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


I like the simple design, well done!

-- Michal,

nice looking sled. how much snow is there up in the Sault right now?

Nice sled- so far you would need wheels on it this winter. Only rain here.

Thanks guys! Not too much snow up in the Soo right now; we’ve had almost 30 inches fall so far but the majority of it has melted after a week of warm weather and rain. We live on Lake Superior and normally by this time there are ice fishing huts out on the lake but there isn’t even any ice yet this year…

Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario


That’s a great looking sled. The extra weight will build muscles while having fun! ;-)


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Nice sled, is there a link to the plans?

Oh wait I just noticed “old” magazine…


Head first down the hill .
Those were the days ,I still remember that sled of mine very similar to this one .
Thanks for bringing back the memories .


What a fantastic sled. Very well done!

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Beautiful sled Rob it ahs amazing details.

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