STEP 5: DESIGN THE CORE LAYOUT
Draw a plan view of your core. Remember to include the ledger pocket. Organize the core pieces to get the fewest different lengths of wood. For example, it's usually possible to make all the long core pieces the same length. To complete the grid design, work from both ends toward the middle, where a single unequal space is no problem. Don't worry about end grain because it will be concealed by the solid wood edging.
STEP 6: MAKE A CUTTING LIST
Torsion-box projects demand many pieces of wood, so it's essential to make a cutting list. Saw several extra-short pieces to use as spacers during assembly. With your cutting list done, it's time to make your parts.
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