Princess Daybed for Daughter #5: Cutting Curves and Dresser Delays

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Blog entry by JohnMcClure posted 07-15-2018 12:31 PM 776 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Tenons! Part 5 of Princess Daybed for Daughter series Part 6: Getting groovy; cutting out panels; some shaping; and a catastrophe »

Progress has been slow lately, because of other demands on my time.
All I’ve done for the bed the last few days is cut out the curved rails on the bandsaw, and rough-cut the tenons.
The short rails have a pretty aggressive curve, so I needed wider than 1×6 stock. I ended up jointing and gluing two 1×6s to make a wide enough board, then making a lot of funny-shaped scraps.

Today I hope to fit the tenons to their mortises, then cut grooves for the panels in the rails, then cut out the MDF panels and dry-fit.
That will still leave shaping the posts, rounding over the rails, and trim; but it’ll be a good accomplishment if I can get there.

One of the things that got in the way (literally) of bed-building was the dresser project. We picked up a second-hand dresser, which needed painting, and set it in the garage.

This filled up most of the workspace and prevented me from doing much more on the bed until it was painted and brought inside:

The photo doesn’t show it, but we also painted the pulls lavender to match the room. They really stand out on the white dresser – but not in photos, apparently.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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