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Old 08-14-2016, 02:05 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
What is the difference in length along the curve on the first and last rib? How does that compare with the number of strips required?

Will you lay them from the sides up or center out?
The length at the front rib is 90" and the rear is 75". Each strip should span about 0.75", so I should need a minimum of 120 strips. 20 of those strips will be partials.

I am planning on going middle-out on the strip layout. If I have learned anything from the show "Silicon Valley" that is the most efficient way of doing things. I think it will be easier to construct this way as I will have better access to the final strips, which will be the hardest. Also, I designed in a groove on the bed rail pieces for the strips to fit into. This way, I won't have to be uber precise on my cuts to get a really clean seam.
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