Building a bed requires working in a larger scale than most woodworkers are accustomed to. With detailed project plans and useful instruction, Gary Rogowski breaks down this bed project into several parts, making planning and assembly more manageable. Build from the outside in, he says: posts and long rails first, then vertical pieces and finally the center rails. This approach allows you to dry-fit the piece to get true dimensions for the internal members. He also shows how to build a router jig to cut the floating-tenon joinery.

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From Fine Woodworking #156

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