Construction Procedures

Although this tote is one of the most challenging projects in this book, the process should go smoothly if you take the time to study the drawings and to understand the sequence of steps. Like many of the other projects, the basic steps after developing your cut list include getting out the materials to size, laying out and cutting the joints, dry assembling the pieces, applying finish to the interior surfaces, final assembling with glue, and then finishing the outside of the tote.

Getting out the stock Make up a bill of materials and a cut list from your full-scale drawing. Procure the necessary stock and plane it to final thickness. (It is usually best to purchase stock at least '/te in. oversize in thickness so you can surface it yourself—at most hardwood suppliers the planers are rarely sharp or clean enough to give a finished surface.) Next, referring to the cut list, rip out lengths of stock to make up the various components, adding about Vi in. to each length. As you mark the pieces (in chalk) with their letter

Upper cross brace

Corner posts

Lower cross brace

Fixed pulls

Longitudinal bottom rail

Sliding pull hole for drawer latch

Drawer support

Drawer opening

Upper cross brace

Corner posts

Lower cross brace

Fixed pulls

Longitudinal bottom rail

Sliding pull hole for drawer latch

Drawer support

Drawer opening

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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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