Magazine article Sunset

Cutting the Pieces

Magazine article Sunset

Cutting the Pieces

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page 114); secure with two screws through each leg into the side brace. For added strength, add a third screw into the wide end of each leg from the inside of the end brace.

ADDING THE TOP

1. Lay the eight top pieces with upper sides down in pairs so triangular cuts face each other to make diamond shapes. Butt their ends against a framing square, then draw two lines across the assembled boards, each line 2 inches in from one end (these lines will help you position the boards on the frame).

2. Turn the boards over, keeping them in order, and butt their ends against the framing square. This time draw a line 2 3/8 inches in from each end of each board. Place one top board on the base to check that these pencil lines align over the centers of the two side braces; adjust the lines, if necessary.

3. Using the combination square, mark points on the lines 1/2 inch from the long sides of each board (except the two outer boards) for screw holes into the base. …

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