Table of Contents
- 2Identifying the parts
- 3The plans
- 4Wood sizes | Shopping list | Cutting list
- 5Instructions | The legs
- 6Marking the leg X joints
- 7Joining the legs
- 8Adding the end rails to the legs
- 9Drill bolt holes through the crosses
- 10Drilling holes into the ends of the braces
- 11Fixing the brace members in place
- 12Just the tabletop and bench top boards to go
Joining the legs
The joint that joins each pair of legs is called a cross-halved joint.
You will need to cut out the area where the legs intersect (the cut-out area) to a depth halfway into each piece of wood.
The cut-out area is already marked (see the previous section) on each leg.
Set the blade of your saw (drop-saw, chop-saw, circular saw, or what ever) to a depth half of the thickness of the wood.
Make multiple cuts across the cut-out area with the saw, and then clean out the area with a chisel.
Glue and join each pair of legs together and screw to hold, but do not position any screws where the bolts are to go. See page 10 for bolthole positions