Steps 8 to 9
6) Mark and drill the longer side pieces.
Use the template piece (step 5) to mark the first longer side-piece.
Position the template piece in the middle of the longer side-piece, and mark the latter in the same way you marked the shorter side-pieces.
Once the first longer side-piece is marked, you can then drill it and use it as the new template to mark the rest of the longer side-pieces.
7) Mark and drill the base 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..
Mark the base board using the side-pieces as a template.
Lay a row of side-pieces around the base board.
Using a A short nail with a large flat head used for securing roofing felt, plasterboard, sheet metal to wood etc., mark through the holes in the side-pieces onto the base board.
Take away the row of side-pieces and drill through the marks (nail indents) on the base board.
8) Thread the wire through the base board.
Get four lengths of wire 3ft (900mm) long, bend them in a ‘U’ shape, and thread them through the holes in the baseboard. One length of wire to each corner.
Note: Covered with a protective coating of zinc. mild steel wire 1/16″ (1.5mm) was used in this project.
A thicker wire could also be used.
9) Put together the side-pieces.
Start threading the side pieces. Simply poke the wire through the holes in the side-pieces. The order will be fairly obvious.
More threading pictures continued on the next page…