Porch Glider Stepbystep

Photo A Cut the profile on the upper back rail to shape on the band saw. Save the curved cutoff pieces to use as cauls when you clamp the back rails and slats together later. This porch glider is made up of two distinct structures joined together with glider arms and pivot hinges. The hinges we used are available from the Rockier Companies. You'll start by building the bench, then the glider stand. After both parts are constructed, you'll join them together. All the face screws in this piece...

Patio Table Chairs Stepbystep

2x6 Table Top

PHOTO B Build an upper and lower frame for each chair. Note that the end pieces of each frame are Inset 3 s in. and 3Vs in. from the ends of the side pieces. Clamp the frame parts together, and drive 2-in. galvanized deck screws through the sides and into the ends to make the frames. PHOTO A Lay out and cut eight back chair legs to shape. Use the Back Legs drawing, page 25, to establish reference points for drawing the leg shapes. Connect the points with a straightedge. Since you're building...

Breezeway Boot Bench

Boot Bench Plans

This simple but elegant little bench will be equally at home in your breeze-way, on your porch or even in your entryway. It's a great place to sit while slipping boots on or off, bundling up the children or catching your breath after that brisk walk. The hinged seat provides easy access to the inner ventilated compartment with its aromatic cedar slatted bottom a perfect place for storing wet boots or extra shoes. Vital Statistics Breezeway Boot Bench TYPE Breezeway boot bench OVERALL SIZE 36V2W...

Basic Adirondack Chair Stepbystep

O Cut the back legs to length from 1x8 stock. Follow the Back Legs drawing, page 11, to mark the angle cuts on the legs. Cut the leg angles with a jig saw or circular saw using a straightedge guide. Then cut the two seat stretchers to length. Attach the back legs to the seat stretchers. Position the face of the back stretcher 19 in. from the front ends of the legs and the leading edge of the front stretcher flush with the front ends of the legs. Mark the stretcher locations with a square, drill...

Woven Wood Deck Chair Stepbystep

Woodbending Desk

PHOTO B Clamp the stretcher in place between the two legs, and drill V4-in. holes through the legs and into the stretcher for threaded inserts and machine screws. A right-angle drilling guide ensures straight holes. PHOTO A Rough-out each leg with a jig saw, then screw a hardboard leg template to it and rout the leg flush to the template with a flush-trimming bit on the router table. Set the bit's depth so the bearing rides along the template as you rout the leg shapes. O Enlarge the leg...

Breezeway Boot Bench Stepbystep

Attaching Bench Slats

PHOTO A Assemble the front and back panels by attaching pairs of long cleats to groups of five slats. Use spacers between the slats to hold them apart V2 in. Attach the cleats to the spacers with countersunk screws. PHOTO B Nail the cedar bottom slats to the top edges of the long and short cleats to form the bench bottom. Separate the slats with V2-in.-thick spacers as you fasten the slats in place. O Make the front and back slats. Cut the ten slats to length from 1x6 white oak stock, and sand...

Picnic Table Benches Stepbystep

Spread Legs Bench

PHOTO A Clamp the tabletop slats together and rout the ends and edges with a V2-in. roundover bit. Clamping the slats together will produce an even profile on the ends of the slats. PHOTO B Bevel-cut the ends of the outer and center table stretchers at 30 angles. We used a power miter box, but you could also make these cuts with a circular saw or a table saw. 0 Crosscut the five table slats to length from 2x8 stock. 0 Round over the outside edges and ends of the table slats. Clamp the slats...

Picnic Table Benches

Table Galvanised Deck Brackets

A good old-fashioned picnic table with matching benches is almost as all-American as baseball and apple pie. What yard or deck is complete without one Our version of this classic is just a notch dressier than many similar pieces because it is designed with no visible screws in the table or bench surfaces, and the outer edges are neatly rounded over. Vital Statistics Picnic Table amp Benches OVERALL SiZE Table 37V4W by 71l by 29V2H Benches 11W by 71l by I6V2H JOINERY Butt joints reinforced with...

Daytripper Table Stepbystep

Modular Workbench Pivot Storage

PHOTO A Lay out and cut the four table legs on the band saw or with a jig saw. Since the profiles of the legs match, mark and cut one to serve as a template for tracing the profiles onto the other three leg blanks. Lay out one leg on a piece of 3 4-in. exterior plywood, cut it to shape, and use it as a template for the other three legs. To lay out the leg, draw two 3-in.-dia. circles with their centerpoints 22 in. apart. Mark the midpoint between the circles with a perpendicular line, for use...