Novice Women Woodworkers
Build a kids table and bench By Les Kenny
Preparation. Making a miter box
As this was Rose's first woodworking job and she had never used a power saw before, we decided to use just a hand saw.
Although she had used a handsaw before, she was not all that good at doing exact cuts so we thought it would be best for her to have a miter box - a
simple tool to guide the saw, making cross cuts easy, straight, and accurate.
So Rose made a miter box, which technically was really her first woodworking project - but that's another story.
Step 1. Cutting the pieces to length
Rose measured and marked a piece of wood and placed it in the miter box for cutting. As she is a beginner at this, she
found that the box bounced around a bit with her sawing motion.
Rose clamped the miter box to the work surface. This solved that problem and Rose was then able to cut all the pieces accurately and easily.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page 01 Roses story
Page 02 Preparation and cutting the pieces
Page 03 Step 2 & 3. Drilling screw holes and marking for the side boards
Page 04 Step 4 & 5. Placing the side boards on the top rails and footers
Page 05 Step 6 & 7. Fixing the side boards and preparing the table and seat tops
Page 06 Step 8 & 9. Clamping and fixing the sides to the tops and adding the braces