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Bunk Beds: XL Twin over Queen; Cherry and Walnut #3: The rails

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Blog entry by Lee Barker posted 12-27-2011 01:04 AM 917 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Mortising for the rail to head/footboard hardware Part 3 of Bunk Beds: XL Twin over Queen; Cherry and Walnut series Part 4: Rail ends mortised for hardware »

Once I milled the rails, I added accent strips top and bottom. The strips are overwide, trued with a flush trim router bit.

I revamped the template to fit over the ends of the rails.

Somwhere along in here I milled the top and bottom rails for the heads and feet. By now you’ve surmised that there are actually two sets here—two queens, two twins.

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"



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nate22

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 07:55 PM

Lee, What size of boards did you use for the side rails. And I like the pictures to.

-- K & N Furniture Middlebury, In.

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 08:09 PM

Hi Nate—5/4×6 3/4.

Starting on the staves today, as soon as I finish the mortises.

Wouldn’t want to come over and sand, would you? : )

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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