HowTo Plane Wide Chamfers

When planing a wide chamfer (over V) it helps to draw layout lines on the workpiece to serve as guides. Draw a pencil line on both the edge and face of the board to establish the edges of the chamfer {first drawing). You can run your finger along the board as you draw the lines to help keep them straight. Then just plane the chamfer wider and wider until you reach your layout lines (second drawing).

Try to keep chamfer centered between layout lines during initial passes

Continue planing until you reach layout lines

Draw layout lines on both edges to determine chamfer size

One look and you can see that this sharp-looking loft bed would be a treat for any young person to settle into and call home. It's really more than just a bed — it's practically a furnished two-story apartment.

Let's start the tour on ground level. Here you'll find the spacious study featuring a large desktop with handy storage. And from there, it's just a short climb to the comfortable, secure, "second floor" loft.

There's no denying this is a large-scale project, but you'll find that building it doesn't have to be a big job. For ease of moving and assembly, it all breaks down into manageable pieces. You build each section with simple but solid joinery and then turn to carriage bolts and a wrench to hold every tiling together. And if two beds work better for you, check out the bunkbed option on page 31,

OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 84Vi"W x 481/2aD x 76"H

Polished aluminum tubing fills space between railing brackets

Railing bracket

Polished aluminum tubing fills space between railing brackets

Railing bracket

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Leg assemblies note: Cut notches before gluing wide and narrow pieces together

27Vi leg corner

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TOP SECTION VIEW

Assembled leg note: Right-angle section glued up before corner is added making the

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