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The bed base
Section 3.1. Bed base Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees requirements
|[a]||side The top and bottom frame member of a door or window (not the jamb). Cross member of panel doors or of a sash. Also the upper and lower member of a balustrade or staircase extending from one vertical support, such as a post, to another. The horizontal member of a fence.||¾” x 3½” (90 Abbreviation for millimeter which is a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter. 25.4 mm equals one inch. x 19 mm)||63″ (1575 mm)||2|
|[b]||bed slat support||¾” x 1½” (38 mm x 19 mm)||63″ (1575 mm)||2|
|[c]||bed slat||¾” x 3½” (90 mm x 19 mm)||27″ (675 mm)||12|
Section 3.2. Make the bed base
Cut all the pieces according to the measurements given in the cutting list Above.
Glue and screw the two slat supports (b) to the two side rails (a).
Screw about every 8″ (200 mm) apart and pre-drill the screw holes through the slat supports (b).
Place the side rails apart on a couple of sawhorses and spread the bed slats (c) along the top of the slat supports, allowing approximately 2″ (50 mm) gap between each slat.
Glue and screw the slats to the slat supports. Use two screws at each end of every slat.
Pre-drill the screw holes through the slats (c).