Lay out the sides on the sheet per the
drawing. Be sure to mark where the
frame will fasten to the sides.
Rip the bow side strip 16 inches wide.
(Remember your saw will remove a kerf of sawdust so allow for that to keep
your sides the same width. They will be slightly narrower than 16.) Per the
drawing measure and mark 52 from opposite corners of the bow side section.
Connect those marks and saw down the middle of the line.
(Yes, I have power saws, but sometimes I miss that quaint "voopa
Rip two 3 strips 32 long off of
the end of the remaining aft side section.
that section into two 16 strips. This aft section is where the rocker is
The line connecting the point 6 into the short side and 50 into
the long side of the panel creates the rocker. You can stack these pieces and
cut them at the same time, then round the point a gentle curve, or you can
use a batten (flexible piece of
wood or plastic) to draw that curve and cut it at the same time as the straight
This can be done with a saber saw or jig saw, but a circular saw with the
blade set for a shallow cut works best. You can then measure the 4 3/8 in
from the aft bottom corner and connect that with the aft top corner, stack and
cut. Save these pieces for quarter knees later. (You might consider just marking
the quarter knees and waiting until after the dry fit to cut them off. This will
give you more adjustment room during the dry fit.)
Now go to "skarfing"
to see how to glue these side pieces together.