I want to write a little about a detail I added to the corner posts on the front corners.
It mimics a detail I saw on a piece of seventeenth century furniture. I know it as a Lambs Tongue Chamfer.
I made these with nothing more than a handheld router fitted with a 45 degree chamfer bit.
I picked a place and marked the top line, an inch below that line I placed another mark, and another mark 1/2 ” below that one.
The router and bit i used. a close look will reveal the shape of the chamfer bit.
The first cut leaves a half circle cove.
The lower cove cut stops at the bottom layout line.
Then the edges were just softened with a piece of 120 grit sanding belt folded for strength.
It gives these posts a more decorative look that will distinguish it from the surrounding surfaces,and only takes a few minutes to accomplish.