Start with the legs

IFrom 3A" oak, cut six headboard-leg parts (A) to 2Vsx34>A" and the foot-board-leg parts (B) to 2-y8x27". (Using these dimensions, the pieces are '/«" oversized in width and 1" in length so you can trim flush the edges and ends of the laminated legs later. See Drawing 1 for reference.)

2 Using Drawing 1, lay out the notches and mortises on each piece where dimensioned. Remember that you're making a matching pair of headboard and footboard legs, with each pair

Trim V2" off bottom end after laminating.

34V2" (331/2" finished length)

Using a Forstner bit in your drill press, drill a 3A" hole at the marked centerpoint on each leg centerpiece.

Position your bandsaw fence to cut to the hole, creating %"-wide notches in the center leg pieces.

having a left and right member. Verify the marked locations before cutting.

3 Using a drill press fitted with a 'A" Forstner bit and a fence with a stop, drill holes inside the marked mortise outlines. Square-up the mortises with a chisel. You also could cut the mortises to shape with a jigsaw.

4Cut the three notches in the center pieces. (To expedite our notch-making process, we marked centerlines on each end of each middle piece, where shown in Photo A. Then, we used a 3A" Forstner bit, and drilled a hole centered over each centerpoint. As shown in Photo B, we set the fence on our band-saw, and cut to the hole to finish forming the mortises. The round bottom on our mortises did not affect the structural integrity of the project.)

5 Mount a dado blade to your table-saw, and cut the 13/i6x6" notch in each center piece.

6 As shown in Photo c, spread an even coat of glue on the mating surfaces of the three pieces making up each leg. With the edges and ends flush, glue and clamp the pieces face-to-face to form each headboard leg (A) and each footboard leg (B). Wipe off excess glue with a damp cloth, and remove the glue from the notches and mortises.

7 When dry, scrape the excess glue from the edges. Then, joint or plane

Trim 1/2" off bottom end after laminating. V2" 3/4 x 3V2" notch finished length)

Trim V2" off top end after laminating.

Using a Forstner bit in your drill press, drill a 3A" hole at the marked centerpoint on each leg centerpiece.

Position your bandsaw fence to cut to the hole, creating %"-wide notches in the center leg pieces.

Trim 1/ie" off edges after laminating.

2%4" hole (drilled after laminating)

Spread an even coat of glue on the mating surfaces, and glue the three pieces together to form each leg.

q leg assembly

Trim V2" off top end after laminating.

23/0" initially, trim 1/is" off edges after laminating for 2V4" finished width.

Trim V2" off bottom end after laminating.

34V2" (331/2" finished length)

25/64m hole (drilled after laminating)

3 headboard/footboard

Vis" from each laminated edge for a 2'/4"-square lamination.

8Crosscut 1/2" from each end so the headboard legs (A) measure 33 V2" long and the footboard legs (B) measure 26" long. For level side rails later, make sure when trimming the legs to final length that the bottom of the mortise in each leg is 7" from the bottom trimmed end of each leg.

9To form the bolt-access holes, attach a fence and stop to your drill-press table. Then, drill a 1" hole V2" deep with a 2s/m" hole centered inside and 10" from the bottom end of each leg, where shown on Drawing 3. Sand the legs smooth.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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