Build a Mission-style Bed
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Get an introduction to all of the episodes in this video workshop series and learn a great technique for designing furniture with scale models.
In the first episode of the series How to Build a build, you'll learn a cost-effective way to create a Stickley-stlyle leg with quarter-sawn white oak on all for sides.
Learn how to cut a large number of tenons quickly with a cool horizontal router box created by Ernie Conover.
Learn how to use a hollow-chisel mortiser to quickly and accurately cut the teons for the headboard and footboard slats, in this episode of How to Build a Bed.
Learn to cut accurate tenons on the tablesaw with a dado set in the final stages of the headboard and footboard construction.
To cut the tenons on the long bed rails in this episode of How to Build a Bed, Matt demonstrates a simple t-square jig that requires only a router, jigsaw, and basic handtools.
Learn how to install traditional bed bolts in this episode of How to Build a Bed, and watch a neat trick for hiding the bolt with a fake through tenon.
See the bed come together in the final episode of How to Build a Bed, and learn some helpful glue-up and assembly tips.
How to make a bed, literally. Watch this silent movie of Matt Berger assemblying his "Morris" Bed, featured in the Video Workshop series How to Build a Bed.
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