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Building a Cherry Queen Bed #4: Side Rails, Center Rail, and Slats

07-05-2016 05:21 PM by jonah | 2 comments »

After getting the headboard finished, I started on the side rails. I’d been thinking throughout the process about a way to get the mortises for the hardware into the end of the side rails, and I hadn’t come up with anything. I was trying to avoid routing sideways, which seemed absurdly dangerous, difficult, and generally a Bad Idea with my heavy router. If I had one of those lighter compact plunge routers I might have considered it, but my Ridgid router weighs a heck of a lot and it would be impossible to control sideways. I was sanding one day recently when I had an idea to get the board in a position where I could safely use a router right side up: We trucked every...

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