Step 3: Create the Crown Molding Top

Create the Crown Molding Top
Photo: Gemma Comas
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Mark the base of the crown molding to the width of the headboard. Position the crown upside down on the deck of a miter saw, braced against the fence and deck the same way it would be positioned against a wall and ceiling. Cut the ends of the molding at 45 degrees for outside corners. To create returns for the mitered ends of the crown, cut two more pieces of molding 1 inch wide, with a straight cut on one side and an outside miter on the other.

Put the three pieces together into a three-dimensional top, joining the returns to the ends with wood glue and 4d finishing nails.
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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