End View

FINAL LENGTH. Once the two posts are assembled, they can be cut to final length. If you have a miter saw, this shouldn't be much of a problem, though with some smaller saws you may have to cut the posts in two steps, rotating them between passes.

If you have to rely on your table saw, crosscutting the long posts is a bit trickier. You will need to attach a long auxiliary fence to the miter gauge and add a stop block. And the crosscut will definitely have to be made in two passes.

With the posts cut to length, there are just two details to work on before you can work on the trim plates that cap the posts.

First, to fill in the grooves at the top and bottom of the posts, I added filler strips (C), as you can see in Fig. 1.1 like to start with the strips a hair proud so they can be sanded perfectly flush, as in Fig. lc. (This would be nearly impossible to do if you waited to fill the grooves until after the headboard is assembled.)

Finally, you can rout a stopped chamfer on each edge of the posts, as shown in Fig. 3. To do this, I drew stop lines and routed up to the lines. Then to even out the ends of the chamfers, I did a little sanding, but more on that on page 23.

TRIM PLATES. The top and bottom of the posts are capped with several layers of trim plates, as you can see in Fig. 4. Each plate is cut from thick stock and has a routed profile.

SECOND:

Pairs are glued and screwed to posts

FIRST:

Ogee and bullnose plates are glued into pairs

THIRD:

Top ogee plate is added, see box below

SECOND:

Pairs are glued and screwed to posts

FIRST:

Ogee and bullnose plates are glued into pairs

THIRD:

Top ogee plate is added, see box below

NOTE:

All trim plates are -thick

#8 x 2V2" Fh woodscrew

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