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Plans and instructions continued, materials list
Instructions: Upper and lower frames
Make up both the tabletop support upper frame (d, d1, d2) and the seat support lower frame (c, c1, c2), on flat ground using the Any of the framing wood. in the cutting list above.
The center of both frames should be fixed as shown in drawing below, and the end outer points of the frames (8 each frame) should be equal distances apart.
A short nail with a large flat head used for securing roofing felt, plasterboard, sheet metal to wood etc. three metal Covered with a protective coating of zinc. strap plates to the top side and to the underside of both frames where they meet in the center (12 strap plates in all). See drawing below.
Instructions: Seat and table top boards
Mark out from the center of both frames (measurements shown in diagram below) along every arm of the two frames. These are used as guides for placing the boards. Nail the cut tabletop boards (A’s) to the upper frame (D’s) beginning with the outer boards (longest boards). Ensure the joins are in the middle of the frame arms and equal distance from the center point of the frame. Continue around the frame with the next longest A piece of sawn, or dressed lumber of greater width than thickness. Usually 19mm (3/4") to 38mm (1 1/2") thick and 75mm (3") or more wide. and so on, until the table top is complete.
Do the lower (seat) frame (C’s) in the same way using the cut seat boards (B’s).
Use 100mm (4″) galvanized flathead nails to To secure with nails or screws. the boards to the frame. Drill nail holes first to keep lumber from splitting.
Instructions: The legs
Lay the finished table top upside down on even ground. Position the finished seat frame upside down above the tabletop. Place packers or blocks under the seat frame until the seat frame sits at the appropriate height above the tabletop frame. Position the legs in place as per below drawing. Hold with clamps, drill and 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..
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|150×50 (2×6) stock||tabletop boards and seat boards||32 meters (110 ft)|
|100×50 (2×4) stock||frame and legs||24 meters (80 ft)|
|10mm x 110mm (3/8″x 4 1/2″) galvanized Are round headed bolts with square shoulders that resist rotation when located or driven into place. They can be called coach bolts or carriage bolts depending on which part of the world you live in. The head end of the bolt does not need a washer, but the other end of the bolt (the nut end) usually does.||bolting legs to frame||16|
|4″ galvanized flathead nails||2kg (4.5lb)|
|300mm x 25mm (12″ long x 1″ wide ) galvanized strap||Top and underside of frame Crs; O.C; Term used for spacing; The measurement of spacing for studs, rafters, and joists in a building from the center of one member to the center of the next.||12|