|Forum topic by hg1027||posted 11-16-2015 07:38 PM||555 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-16-2015 07:38 PM
I’m making a bed for my daughter with play space under the bed platform (5 feet up).
The entrance to the play area has a curved top, and the whole facade is a 2×4 frame sandwiched between 1/2” ply. Overkill is my favorite kind of kill.
When I made the 2by support for over the arch (black lines and circle), I put in a vertical (red) to the point it started to curve, then started cutting scraps (blue) at angles that overlapped the half circle I’d drawn on the ply, leaving enough meat outside the circle without leaving voids in the corners.
What I’d like to find is a more math based answer for the next time I do this. I guess I could also ask for my little program to ask if you’re keeping the inside or the outside, to minimize waste. Is there a template, a calculator, a quick and easy:
I realize I could sketch it out, go buy a protractor and a compass and a sextant and a sphygmomanometer, waste 8 pieces of paper, and end up winging it anyway, but it would be nice to know if such math has already been done.