Anatomy Of A Fourposter

Headboard (page 61)

f x 21V4" X 53"; tenons at both ends are glued to posts

Tenon (page 59)

%" x VA" x 3"; glued into mortise in post

End tester

V xV/z" x 63". Fits over side testers with half-laps that are not glued, but drilled and held in place by tenon at bottom end of finial

Cleat (page 62)

1"x VA"x30". Supports box spring and mattress; fastened to inside face of side rails flush with bottom edge

End rail

1" x 5Yz" x 53"; has a tenon at each end which is glued to post

Bayonet bracket (page 63)

Secures side rails to posts

Footboard

1" x 1VA" x 5&"; tenon at each end is glued into a post mortise

Side rail

1" x 5'A" x 30"; joined to posts with knockdown hardware for easy disassembly

Post

Turned in four individual sections connected by tang joints; vase sections are glued together, but other tang joints are left dry for disassembly. Glued to end rail and to either headboard or footboard; joined to side rails with knockdown hardware. Hole is drilled into top end to accept tenon at bottom end of finial

Side tester (page 65)

T'x V/z"x&6". Rests on top end of post; has half-lap at each end that accepts a matching cut in end testers. Hole drilled through each end for tenon at bottom end of finial

FINIAL-TESTER-BEDPOST ASSEMBLY

Finial tenon;

3A" diameter

FINIAL-TESTER-BEDPOST ASSEMBLY

Finial tenon;

3A" diameter

Top vase section;

3A" diameter mortise

Top vase section;

3A" diameter mortise

ALTERNATIVE FINIAL DESIGNS

Urn finial

Urn finial

Acorn finial

Acorn finial

HEADBOARD POST

(bottom section)

FOOTBOARD POST

Finial (page 57)

Finial (page 57)

Bead \^ y (page 54) TT""'

Pommel (page 52)

Pommel (page 52)

ALTERNATE DESIGN: PENCIL POST

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