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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Step 2: Shape the square ends of the spokes
Draw a center line along the top of every spoke.
The tabletop and seat boards will join on those lines.
Using a T-bevel or pattern, mark the angles (for cutting) at the square cut ends of the spokes.
Each end will require two adjoining cuts forming a sort of an off-center point. One cut will be 30° off square and the adjoining cut will be 60° off square. The 30 degree cut can be made using a miter saw. The 60 degree angle will have to be cut with a handsaw, as miter saws will not do such a cut.
Refer to the drawing below for dimensions.
Note: Detail #1 is a mirror image of Detail #2.
In all, you will need to cut 4 spokes with the Detail #1 profile (two for the upper frame and two for the lower), and 4 spokes with the Detail #2 profile (also two for the upper frame and two for the lower frame).