Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Outdoor Carpentry by Editors of Creative Publishing

By Editors of Creative Publishing

Outside carpentry initiatives utilizing cedar, redwood, and pressure-treated pine are ideal for DIYers of all ability degrees, because the fabrics are effortless to paintings with, and the consequences are worthwhile. This ebook gains greater than 50 initiatives that simply will be inbuilt a weekend with traditional energy hand instruments and fabrics to be had at any neighborhood domestic heart or ironmongery store. every one undertaking has whole building plans and instructions for foolproof effects.

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The peak of the arch, located over the midpoint of the apron, should be 11⁄2" up from the bottom edge. Draw a smooth, even arc by driving a casing nail at the peak of the arc and at each of the starting points. Slip a flexible ruler or strip of thin plywood or hardboard behind the nails at the starting points and in front of the nail at the peak to create a smooth arc. Then, trace along the inside of the ruler to make a cutting line (photo 4). Cut along the line with a jigsaw and sand the cut smooth.

Cut a 54" piece of 5⁄4 deck board to make the top back rail. Make a template of one-half of the top back rail on a piece of cardboard according to the profile drawing on page 33. Cut the template out with scissors or an X-acto knife. Trace the template onto each half of the top back rail (photo 7). Then, cut along the layout line with a jigsaw. Sand smooth. Cut a 52" piece of 5⁄4 deck board to make the middle and bottom rails. Rip-cut this piece into one 2" wide board and one 3" wide board. Use a router and 1 ⁄4" roundover bit to ease the edges of the armrests, seat slats, and back rails (photo 8).

Attach the strips to the feet with 2" deck screws to form a platform for the box bottoms (photo 2). Drill three of four 1⁄2"-dia. deep holes in each platform. Cut the corner braces and bottom braces to length from 2 × 2 stock. Fasten bottom braces between corner braces to create a pair of brace assemblies with four corner posts. Use 21⁄2" deck screws driven into pilot holes to fasten the parts. Set each assembly on a platform so all edges are flush, and attach this assembly by driving 2" deck screws down through the bottom braces.

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