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Any of the framing wood. stock sizes used in this project are 1×6 for the seats and table top and 1×3 for the legs, seat supports, table supports and To make rigid.
1×6 lumber usually machines (dresses, planes) down to approx 3/4″ x 5-1/2″.
1×3 lumber usually machines (dresses, planes) down to approx 3/4″ x 2-1/2″.
Pine is a typical lumber that can be used for this project. Untreated lumber can be used if the table is to be used indoors. If the table is to be left outside, choose a lumber that has a natural resistance to decay (doesn’t rot easily) in preference to a Pressure sprayed lumber to lengthen its life expectancy for outside use or inground applications. The chemicals in some pressure-treated lumber can make for a potentially dangerous eating surface.
Your local lumber store can advise you on the available options.
|Item||Size / Description||Quantity|
|a||Legs||1×3 (The finished (dressed) size as opposed to the nominal size of a piece of wood. 3/4″ x 2-1/2″) 23 1/2″ long and angled each end 30 degrees A line across the face of a piece of wood (at right angles to the length) is a square line. A line deviating from the square line is off square. Off-square refers to how many degrees the off square line is in relation to the square line. For example, a line at a 5 degrees angle to the square line, is 5 degrees off square.. See diagram above.|
|b||Cross Piece of lumber that is part of a frame or structure. table top supports||1×3 (actual size 3/4″ x 2-1/2″) x 16-1/2″ long. Angle each end. Angle is for decorative purposes only.|
|c||Cross member seat supports||1×3 (actual size 3/4″ x 2-1/2″) x 33″ long. Angle each end. Angle is for decorative purposes only.|
|d||Brace / Spreader||1×3 (actual size 3/4″ x 2-1/2″) x 24-1/2″ long.|
|e||Table top boards||1×6 (actual size 3/4″ x 5-1/2″) x 35-1/2″ long.|
|f||Seat boards||1×6 (actual size 3/4″ x 5-1/2″) x 35-1/2″ long.|
Step one. Cut all the pieces of lumber as per cutting list and drawing above.
Step two. On an even surface make up the two end frames. To do this first lay the cross members (b) and (c), i.e. table and seat supports, flat on the ground and then lay the legs (a) in place on top. Ensure the seat/table supports and the legs are as Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth. shown in the ‘end profile’ diagram above. Fasten together using 4 1-1/2″ Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees screws at each intersection.
Step three. Stand the two end frames up and To secure with nails or screws. the brace (d) in place using two 1-1/2″ wood screws at each end. Ensure the brace is in the middle of the two end frames and Being even with. with the top. This brace also acts as a spacer for the two end frames.
Step four. Lay the remaining five boards, i.e. two seat boards (f) and three top boards (e), in place on top of the seat and top supports. Check that the overhang is equal at both ends and that all is square
Fix boards (f) to the seat supports (c) and boards (e) to the top supports (b). Use two 1-1/2″ wood screws at each meeting.
Note: For added strength, glue all joins before screwing.
Pre-drill the screw holes with a drill bit slightly smaller than the The nail not including the head. of the screw. This will The part of the plywood wall panels that overlaps the door and window frame, and protrudes into the door or window area and covers any gaps between the door/window and the surrounding frame. It acts as a stop for the door and also stops the rain getting in. possible splitting.
All done. Eazy with a “Z”