1: Introduction, overview
2: Wood sizes, Angles, Material list
3: Plans: Side elevation, Legs, Spoke pieces
4: Plans: Spoke cutting detail
5: Plans: Table and seat board cutting detail
6: Cut the spokes to length
7: Shape the ends of the spokes
8: Assemble the spokes
9: Cut the tabletop and seat boards
10: Fix some seat boards
11: Fix the rest of the seat boards
12: Fix the tabletop boards
13: Align the upper and lower frames
14: Cut and fix the legs to the spokes
15: Drop in the umbrella
16: User Photo/Comments
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About the wood sizes
All dimensions are in millimeters.
The size of the wood referred to in his project is the actual size, which is the size of the wood after it has been dressed (smooth, planed, finished).
When the wood is dressed, the actual size is then less than the nominal size.
For example: 150x50 when dressed may be 145mm x 45mm actual size, and 100x50 when dressed may be 90mm x 45mm actual size.
The actual sizes can vary slightly from area to area but that should not have any effect on the dimensions given throughout this project. What will vary, depending on the actual size of the lumber, is the gap between each row of tabletop boards and seat boards.
About the angles
There are two different angle cuts required for this project. One (the most required) is 30 degrees off square, the other is 60 degrees off square.
To cut the 30 degree angle, simply set the blade on your miter saw to the required angle. The 60 degree angle will have to be cut with a handsaw, as miter saws will not do such a cut.
Don't know how to get a 30° or 60° angle?
Below is the materials list. It is followed by the plans and then the instructions.
|Nominal size||Actual size||Used for||Amount|
|100 x 50||90mm x 45mm||frame spokes||16 metres|
|150 x 50||145mm x 45mm||tabletop boards and seat boards||40 metres|
|12mm x 110mm galvanized coach bolts with nuts and washers||bolting legs to frame spokes||24|
|galvanized metal strap||tie the spokes together||2 metres|
|100mm galvanized flathead nails||1.5 kg|
You will also need six pieces of 18mm thick plywood about 300mm long and 100mm wide (or similar), a bit of glue and a handful of screws.
The plywood pieces are fixed to the underside of the seat boards for added strength.