The slatted headboard and footboard come next

ICut the headboard and footboard rails (C, D), slats (E, F), and spacers (G, H) to the sizes listed in the Materials List. (For the spacers, we cut four pieces of stock to vix5/8x40", and crosscut the spacers from the long strips.)

2 Fit your tablesaw with a 'A" dado blade, and cut a lA" groove 'A" deep centered along one edge of each rail (C, D). See Drawing 2 for reference.

3Switch to a wider dado blade on your tablesaw. Then, attach a long wooden extension to your tablesaw's miter gauge, and square the extension to the blade. Using a stop for consistency, cut rabbets to form tenons on the ends of the rails (C, D) and slats (E, F).

4 To assemble the headboard and footboard assemblies, start by finding the center (from end-to-end) of each rail, and mark a centerline across the grain. Starting with a slat centered over the centerline and working to the ends, dry-clamp (no glue) the headboard and footboard assemblies together, checking for square. Now, check the fit of the clamped-together assemblies into the mortises of their respective legs. After verifying the fit, glue and clamp the headboard and footboard assemblies together between thé legs.

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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  • marzio
    How to build headboard and footboard?
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    How to build a slatted headboard?
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    How to make a wood slatted headboard?
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