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Princess Daybed for Daughter #7: Shaping and Glueup

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Blog entry by JohnMcClure posted 07-21-2018 01:09 PM 602 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When we left off, everything fit together but the legs were still blocky and square, and overly long:

I decided to taper the legs toward the outside corner, bringing the foot down from 3” to 2” square, and chamfer the inside corner of each post.
Rough out the taper on the bandsaw:

Then plane down to the line:

Finished taper:

All that planing makes a pile of shavings:

Crosscut the posts to length too. Cut them 3/4” above the top of the mortise.
Time now to glue up each end like this:

I glued the back panel into its rails, but those rails are not glued into the posts.

All long rails will be pegged into the posts for knockdown.

To support the slats, I ripped a 2×4 and jointed it. The slats are 1×3s, I planned to place them on 6” centers.

The peg holes are 1/2” diameter for 2”, then 1/4” diameter past that point. The 1/4” portion will allow me to tap out the pegs from the inside using a 3/4” rod or bolt, for knockdown; without having an unsightly hole or worrying about flush-cutting my peg in an inconvenient spot.

All that’s left is to make the fancy M, put it on with the trim, add ball finials, and paint!

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail



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