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We have had a sleigh and several reindeer made from plywood for several years now, bought them at a garage sale so no idea how old they really are. The sleigh hasn't weathered very well so I needed to make a new one. I also wanted to make it easy to take apart and put together so we can store it indoors. The old one was all screwed together. We started with a sheet of exterior grade plywood and one of the old sleigh sides as a pattern.

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Which became a couple of these:

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And then this:

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I think the inspector approves :)

First coat of primer on everything, a couple coats of white paint to come:

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needs pixels, lots and lots of pixels!

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Got it all painted up.

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I added a split PVC pipe for runners at the bottom.

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Looks real nice.  Can you provide some measurements and the thickness of the plywood.  I'm interested in building one for next year.

Thanks!

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17 hours ago, lanopie said:

Looks real nice.  Can you provide some measurements and the thickness of the plywood.  I'm interested in building one for next year.

Thanks!

I used a 4x8 sheet of 3/8" outdoor rated plywood. The sleigh is 4' long.

We have a sleigh that was built from the patterns that are sold online. We copied that design and modified it to fit a single sheet of plywood.

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Thanks and I gather the width about 2 feet?

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yeah about 2 feet between the sides and they are about 3 foot tall...

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