Size down there is deceptive. The ply board to cover the section by Andy's knee is just short of eight feet long, at least at the front that is.
Fitting the ply required a new
I've only used a planer once or twice when I was far, far younger and remember how much work it took to scrape off even a thin sliver of wood. With that in mind, no way was I going to buy a manual planer.
It took us some experimenting and no time at all to chamfer the edges of the ply using my spanking new electric planer. That puppy sure does a good job.
It's the way with these things, I know, but now I have an electric planer I'm bound to find all manner of uses for it.