Back leg assembly

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The challenge to building the base is to make it sturdy when it's assembled, and still be easy to take apart. To do that, I be :: - rase in three sections — two hardwood ends, and a plywood middle section. AH it takes to disassemble it is to remove a few set-.-, s

END ASSEMBLIES, Depending on the size of the project, the base wil] have to support a fa - : am ount of weight. That's the - : v; ends, mmmnmmmmhmhmhvi

Although the main parte of the wine server are the two plywood cases, the real key to this modular system is the knock-down base.

As 1 mentioned before, everything about this project is designed to let you customize it any way you want — and stil! be able to change it later. The base is no exception. If you take a look at the drawing above, you can see that this is no ordinary construction.

The advantage of the base is, if vou want to convert the server into something larger down the road, you can. All you'll need to do at that point is make a set of long rails and a new base panel.

Before tackling the base, it's a ¿ood idea to build the cases and top. This way, you can fine-tune the base for a perfect match. To build those, take a look at the detailed instructions on page 18.

Bevel rip face to width >

teg faces blank

Clamp ! plywood spacer to fence

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Dado blade

Cut Dadoes. On an extra-large blank (four leg faces per blank), cut dadoes for the cross tie. This will ensure the dadoes will line up.

Top Dado. Without changing the fence, insert a plywood spacer to cut the upper dado for the base panel.

Bevel the Blank. Angle the blade 45c to rip the faces to size. After making one cur. flip the piece end for end and make the second cut.

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