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Instructions – Steps 1 to 3
Step 1. Familiarize yourself
Familiarize yourself with the plans, Any of the framing wood. and lumber sizes.
All the plans, materials list and cutting list can be seen on page 2 along with a drawing of every piece of lumber.
There is a bit of information about lumber sizes on page 1 which explains the difference between the sizes of rough (The rough-sawn size of a piece of lumber. Before the lumber is surfaced, planed or dressed. The nominal size is usually greater than the actual dimension. e.g. 100x50 (2 x 4) actually equals 90x45 (1 1/2" x 3 1/2").) and Surfaced; planed; smooth; even surface; gauged. or See Dressed. (The finished (dressed) size as opposed to the nominal size of a piece of wood.) lumber.
Step 2. Cut the members
Cut all the pieces according to the cutting list. Cut the longest members first to minimize wastage.
Step 3. Mark and join the palings together
The palings are the Plumb, upright. 100×50 (2×4) members that form the wishing well sides.
There are 26 palings which are 900mm (36″) long and 2 extended palings which are 2200mm (88″)long.
Measure 100mm (4″) down from the top and the same amount up from the bottom of all 26 palings and mark a line.
Also mark corresponding lines on the 2 extended palings, making a total of 28 marked pieces altogether.
Lay all the palings and extended palings next to one another on top of a couple of runners placed on an even surface.
The runners should be directly under the marked lines and can be any size lumber such as 50×50 (2×2) or 75×50 (2×3).
Ensure that there are 13 palings in between the 2 extended palings and that the first and last palings are Being of equal distance from each other at all points..
A short nail with a large flat head used for securing roofing felt, plasterboard, sheet metal to wood etc. two Covered with a protective coating of zinc. metal straps to the palings along the marked lines which are positioned 100mm (4″) down from the tops of the palings and 100mm (4″) up from the bottoms.
Start the galvanized strap from halfway on the first paling and run it approximately 40mm (1 1/2″) past the last paling.
Use 40mm (1 1/2″) galvanized flat head nails and To secure with nails or screws. as close as possible to the edge of each paling.
Measure the overall length of the 26 palings and the 2 extended palings for later reference. For example, if each paling is 90mm (3 1/2″) wide, then the overall length will be 2520mm (98″).