Table of Contents
- 2About the measurements, wood sizes
- 3The materials (shopping) list
- 4The materials (shopping) list continued
- 5The cutting list
- 6Cut, shape, and drill the pieces
- 7 Plans, the individual frame pieces
- 8Make up the smaller side frames
- 9Fix the seat support pieces to the long legs
- 10Assemble the side frames
- 11Prepare the frames for seat and tabletop
- 12Make the seat and tabletop panels
- 13Fix and seats and tabletop
- 14Adjust the backstops and fix the bracing
- 15Plans - the armrest
- 16Make and fit the armrest frames
- 17Make and fit the armrest pads
- 18Make the umbrella hole and more photos
Assemble the side frames
Step 5. Make up the two tabletop support units
Glue and screw pieces [k] to pieces [j], and then glue and screw them to pieces [i] to make two tabletop support units.
Use the plan below and photos for reference, and don’t forget to make up each opposing unit so that they are mirror images of each other.
Step 6. Connect the side frames
It’s now time to join the side frames together, which is really just a matter of aligning the bolt holes in pieces [i] with the bolt holes in pieces [f], threading bolts (with washers) through the holes, and applying washers to the other ends followed by nylon locking nuts. Then do the same to pieces [j] and [d].
Refer to the photos for a bit of visual guidance, and ensure that one complete side frame is a mirror image of the opposite side frame.
Note: Each bolt is used as a pivot point for two pieces of wood, therefore the nuts cannot be tightened completely otherwise the wood would not be able to ‘pivot’ freely.
Because the nuts can only be loosely tightened (just enough to allow the wood to pivot), nylon locking nuts (or similar) are required.
A nylon locking nut is a nut that resists further loosening or tightening under vibration and torque. It has a nylon collar insert.