Table of Contents
- 1Introduction & description
- 2Shopping list
- 3Part identification - Schematics
- 4The plans
- 5The individual pieces
- 6Step 1. Mark and cut the pieces
- 7The angles pattern
- 8Step 2. The round cuts
- 9Step 3. The bolt holes
- 10Step 4. Make up the back seat side-frames
- 11Step 5. Make up the front legs
- 12Step 6. Join the table rails to the leg extensions
- 13Step 7. Assemble the side-frames
- 14Step 8. See if it works
- 15Step 9. Prepare for the seat boards
- 16Step 10. Add the seat boards
- 17Step 11. Add the tabletop boards
- 18Step 12. Keeping the tabletop boards even
- 19Step 13. Add the backrest stop
- 20Step 14. Stop the table from spreading
- 21Step 15. Add the seat braces
- 22Step 16. Well done
- 23Appendix 1: Changing stock size and/or table length
- 24Appendix 2: The backrest clip-on
Step 3. The A metal rod that has a head on one end and threads on the other and is used to fasten together lumber. The most common bolts used or referred to in projects within this website are coach/carriage bolts and hex bolts. holes
Each bolt hole will begin with a wider starter hole to embed (countersink) the bolt head or nut.
Drill a 1″ (25mm) starter hole the depth of the bolt head and washer ON ONE SIDE ONLY of each relevant piece. Then continue through the Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees with a 3/8″ (10mm) hole.
Now listen up – this is important: There are two of every piece and each pair mirror one another. Hence, the starter holes must be on opposite sides of each matching pair. Simply follow the pictures below and take note of what side the starter holes are on.
Pay particular attention to the hole placement in piece [g]. Refer to the plan drawing below.