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In this episode, Paul starts by creating grooves into the top piece of the bottom frame using the plane. Once this is done Paul then demonstrates how to miter the ends of the wood in order to fit snug with the other strips of wood. He then continues to trim a couple of shavings using the Poor Man’s Shooting Board that he had put together himself. After this, Paul maps out where to put the drill holes for the bearers of the cot and fixing it in place. Finally Paul corrects some of the marks that have been made on the wood and then completes the cot by using a water based finish.
Important: Baby safety is a very important issue and many countries and regions have rules on how to keep babies safe. In building this cot we read through our own country’s guidance on this and we have done our best to interpret it and follow it. However, if you build a cot you should do your own research and make sure you follow the relevant guidance. This guidance changes regularly and differs from one place to another. Please do not follow what we have shown without checking it for yourself. The instruction we give should only be used as a starting point for the construction method. Setup, configuration and measurements of the cot you make should be checked to ensure that they are compliant with the guidance relevant to you.