Step 2: Cut the Panels

Cut the Panels
Photo: Gemma Comas
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Clamp a saw guide to the attached doors. Using a circular saw, follow the guide to cut off all five bottom panels. Using a drill/driver and 1½-inch screws, attach a length of 1x3 across the five bottom panels to create a solid footboard.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Drill/Driver
    • circular saw
      Circular Saw
    • miter saw
      Miter Saw
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • hand plane
      Hand Plane

    Shopping List

    1. 4d finish nails

    2. 1x6 and 1x3 trim boards

    3. Crown molding

    4. Three sets of 24x80 three-paneled bifold doors (for a full or queen bed)

    5. 8-inch steel strapping (and ¾-inch bolts)

    6. 1½-inch screws (and fender washers)

    7. Four turned wood feet

    8. Wood glue