Novice Women Woodworkers
Build a kids table and bench By Les Kenny
Step 4. Fixing the first side board
With the plan drawings in front of her, Rose fixed the first board (with only one screw at each top and bottom) to the top rail and footer of each side.
The side middle board for the table side is fixed in the center of the top rail and footer, whereas there is no middle board in the bench sides so the bench side boards are fixed to the sides of the center mark.
Rose figured that out with a bit of a plan study.
Step 5. Adding the other side boards
She then added the rest of the vertical side boards but only fixed them with one screw top and bottom of each board.
The reason for only one screw top and bottom?
So the sides can be skewed if need be when checked to see if the vertical side boards are square with the top rails and footers.
In short, it allows movement until you are sure everything is square.
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