An easytomake work surface placed across two of the bins serves as a workbench The hardboard top can easily be removed for nick replacement when needed

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Start by culling a base (J) from plywood to a width of IS". Ibis allows for a 1 :/jt" overftang on I he front and back (see detail 'a' in drawing), l'o provide some "knee room" between the bins. 1 cut my base to a length of 72". You ean make yours longer or shorter to lit your space.

A hardboard cover (K) is cut to the same size as the base (!) (see drawing).

Hardwood edging is added to each side of the base to hide the edges of the plywood. The edging also extends above the lop of the base to form a "lip" to hold the hardboard in place (see detail 'a' in drawing). • The edging (1, M) isW-lhick stock-ripped to a width of 1 V2". I cut each piece about 1" over finished length to | allow me to sneak up on the final length as I mitered the ends.

When "wrapping" a workpieee with mitered trim on all four sides. I like to start with the front piece, then ail the side pieces (M) to length. I cut and attach the back piece last. This way, any slight gap in the miters will be at the rear where it's less noticeable. Of course, I cut a number ol test joints firsl to get the best fit possible before starting to miter die trim.

When the trim is mitered to length, it can be fastened lo ihe base. Before doing litis. I set the hase on lup uf the Tool Urns to provide clearance since the trim extends below the bottom edge (see derail 'a' in drawing).

1 used a scrap of Vj" hardboard as a gauge to help position the trim above the top edge of the base. A couple of finish

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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