Making a Balinese-style bench
Step 5. Cut the rest of the frame pieces
Cut the rest of the frame pieces which are...
The rear rail, the front rail, the upper backrest rail, the lower backrest rail, and two seat support pieces.
Refer to the pieces plan on page 7 for all the necessary dimensions.
The seat supports are 45 mm x 4 5mm (1½" x 1½") wood, 1255 mm (50¼") long.
Rip (cut lengthwise) a length of 90 mm x 45 mm (1½" x 3½") wood in half to get the two seat support pieces.
The upper backrest rail, the lower backrest rail, and two seat support pieces all need rebates cut in them.
The pieces plan on page 7 also gives the rebate dimensions.
The rebates can be easily cut out with a circular saw.
For rounding-off purposes, and the fact that wood with a same nominal size can vary in actual size between North American and Australasian standards,
the metric (mm) measurements given in this project are not an exact match to their equivalent imperial (inch) counterparts.
For example; In Australasia 2x4 (dressed) lumber finishes at 1 3/4 inch. In USA the common size is 1 1/2 inch.
In this project - the imperial measurements are more suited to North America and the metric measurements are more suited to Australasia.
The size (width and thickness) of the wood used in this project is the 'actual' (true) size - that is the size of the wood after it has been dressed (surfaced, planed and/or seasoned).
The 'nominal' size of the wood is in reference to its size before being dressed.
In North America the thickness of the wood is called first, e.g., 2" x 4" (2" is the thickness), in Australasia the width of the wood is called first, e.g., 100 mm x 50 mm (100 mm is the width).