Unfortunately, I can’t remember what I did yesterday, much less 3 days ago.
Okay, where was I? I made the spacers for where the back rest abuts the back legs. I milled some stock to 1.5” wide by 9/16” thick, then drilled the 5/8” holes.
And cut them to 1.5” square
Then rounded them with the combo sander
They aren’t perfectly round, but they won’t be seen and I suspect that over time humidity would change their shapes anyhow.
With the spacers out of the way, I continued with the back rest. I now know exactly how long it needs to be, so I cut the rails to length, sanded the slat side edges and fit them with the stiles.
Time for a minor victory celebration!!