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Having made the headboard and footboard frames, we must layout and prepare for attaching the slats in place. It’s an exciting point to see these two important sections of the work come together, and again you will see various tricks of the trade that will ensure high levels of accuracy come together. It’s also important to see how we best apply finish before the parts are fully installed because we want to avoid runs that can ruin the outcome of our work. For the application of the slats, Paul used end-grain plugs, but plugs you may never have seen before, as well as methods for trimming and finishing too.