IFrom 5/8"-thick stock, cut eight caps (L) to 2'/4m square. Drill a hole 1/2" deep centered on the bottom of each cap, where shown on Drawing 6.
2 Tilt the blade on your tablesaw to 45° away from the fence, and bevel-cut each top edge of each 2'/4M-square cap, as shown in Step 1 of Drawing 6a. Then, follow Step 2 of the detail to cut the decorative rabbets.
3To make the cap supports (M), cut two pieces of oak to 3/4X3/4Xl5". Then, bevel-rip each edge of each strip at 45°, where shown on the Bottom View within Drawing 6. Check the fit of the octagonal pieces in the mortise holes in the top of each leg. Trim more if necessary until the pieces slide in easily. Crosscut eight cap supports (M) to V/x" long each. Sand a !/s" chamfer on each end, where shown on the drawing.
4Place a dab of glue in the Vn" hole in each post cap. Then, use a mallet to drive a cap support into the hole. For the caps to fit squarely on the legs later, align the edges of the support square with those of tfre cap, where shown on Drawing 6. You may have to rotate the supports slightly for a proper fit.
5To form the bolt covers (N), rip and crosscut four pieces of 3/s"-thick stock to 1 Vsx4". Tilt the blade on your tablesaw 45° away from the fence, and cut a chamfer on both ends of the bolt-cover blanks, using a wooden extension on your miter gauge to support the piece
1" hole V2" deep with a 25/64m hole centered inside
q top-bunk safety rail
48" for side rails© 37" for head rail (p)
38" for side rails 27" for head rail
W shank hole, countersunk
%4" pilot hole Vi?" deep
bolt cover patterns
when making the cuts. See Drawing 7 for reference. Remove the miter gauge, and use the tablesaw fence as a guide when cutting chamfers along the edges.
6 Cut a piece of Vi" or 3A" stock to the same size as the bolt covers. Drill a pair of V%" holes 2" on center through the stock, where dimensioned on Drawing 7. Now, use this as a template to position your drill bit, and drill a pair of Vk" holes [A" deep 2" on center on the inside face of each bolt cover.
2 Using the same positioning jig, drill a pair of %" holes 5/s" deep, centering the holes over the top and bottom of the bolt holes in the legs. See Drawing 3 for reference.
8 Using a W Forstner bit, drill a '/i6"-deep depression on the back side at one end of each cover, where shown on Drawing 7. The depression acts as a finger recess when removing the covers from the bed later.
9Crosscut eight pieces of Vs" dowel stock to 3A" long. Chamfer both ends, and glue them into the bolt covers, where shown on Drawing 7.
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