Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Outdoor Carpentry by Editors of Creative Publishing

By Editors of Creative Publishing

Open air carpentry tasks utilizing cedar, redwood, and pressure-treated pine are ideal for DIYers of all ability degrees, because the fabrics are effortless to paintings with, and the consequences are profitable. This ebook gains greater than 50 tasks that simply might be inbuilt a weekend with traditional strength hand instruments and fabrics to be had at any neighborhood domestic heart or ironmongery store. every one undertaking has whole development plans and instructions for foolproof effects.

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Fit the short rail between the ends of the long rails and attach to planter box tops with finish nails. 4 Attach the side strips to the corner braces with 2" deck screws to create the boxes. 5 Attach the corner trim boards and the top and bottom trim boards to each planter assembly. 6 Miter-cut the cap trim boards and nail them in place on the box tops. Attach the planters to the outer rails of the seat using deck screws. Fasten the rail strips with finish nails to hide the bench top hardware and fasteners.

Gang the seat supports together with clamps and sand the profiles all at the same time so they are exactly the same. Make the seat front rail by cutting a 2 × 4 to 68" long and rip-cutting 1⁄4" off each edge to remove the rounded edges, leaving a workpiece that’s 3" wide. On the front face of the front rail first mark a 2" radius on the bottom corners and then draw a 1" radius on the top corners. Cut along the corner radius lines with a jigsaw (photo 2). Make the seat back rail by cutting a 2 × 4 to 48" in length and then rip-cutting it down to 21⁄2" wide.

Attach the slats with glue and drive 21⁄2" deck screws up through the braces and into each slat (photo 6). APPLY FINISHING TOUCHES Sand the slats smooth with progressively finer sandpaper, up to 150-grit. Wipe away the sanding residue with a rag dipped in mineral spirits. Let the bench dry. Apply a finish of your choice—a clear wood sealer protects the cedar without altering the color. Attach the seat slats with glue and 21⁄2" deck screws. Insert ⁄2"-thick spacers to set gaps between the slats.

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