Cutting The Frame Parts

Begin construction by cutting the legs. They have an L-shape in cross-section, which I made by ripping the center out of 1-1/2 by 2-1/4 in. stock, leaving a 3/4 by 1-1/2 in. reccss. You could also glue together two pieces of 1-1/2 by 3/4 in. stock. Oncc you have the L-shapcd stock, cut a 12-degree miter at both ends so the legs are 23 in. long. When cutting the miters, remember to make two right legs and two left legs!

Next, make the front and back rails, which have a 12-degree beveled top and bottom edge. Starting with 1-3/4 in. stock, bevel-

rip the first edge of both pieces at 12 degrees. Next, flip the boards over, reset the saw's fence and bevel-rip the other edge of both boards. The width of the board's face should be 1-1/2 in. Crosscut the two rails to length and keep the offcuts to use later as spaccr blocks (Photo 1).

Cut the foot rail to length, then cut the arm and side rails to the rough length shown in the Cutting List (p. 45). They will be cut to final length during assembly.

IASSEMBLE THE SIDES on a jig to keep the legs in position. The side rails are cut to fit, using spacer blocks to stand for the front and back rails.

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