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Attaching the step
Step 8. Fit the hinges:
Screw one half of a pair of 75mm (3″) butt hinges to the bottom of the step rear The top and bottom frame member of a door or window (not the jamb). Cross member of panel doors or of a sash. Also the upper and lower member of a balustrade or staircase extending from one vertical support, such as a post, to another. The horizontal member of a fence. [f].
Position the hinges about 32mm (1 1/4″) in from each end.
Step 9. To secure with nails or screws. the step to the stool:
Sit the step rail [f] on top of the front stool rail [b].
Ensure that the step unit is positioned exactly in the center between the stool side pieces [a].
Screw the loose ends of the hinges to the front stool rail [b].
The step unit will now be able to pivot on the hinges and fold up into the stool unit.
Step 10. Fill the screw holes:
Cover the screw heads if you prefer.
Here are four options.
1.) Leave the screw heads exposed.
2.) Put caps over the screw heads (as shown in the picture). Plastic caps to fit just about any type of screw head can be purchased.
3.) Countersink the screw in a bit and fill up the hole with a suitable Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees filler.
4.) Bury the screw further into the wood and plug the hole with a purpose-made plug or a piece of A round wooden pin that is used to reinforce a wood joint. The round wooden pin fits into corresponding holes in adjacent pieces of wood and helps fastens them securely together. (round wood).
Done! Eazy with a “Z”