Published at Thursday, September 27th 2018. by Margaret Wise in Storage Bench.
To use outdoors. Doesn't need any timber preservatives whatsoever. Now, on this build, it's very, very simple. There's only three steps. Building the feet the legs and the top. I'm going to crack on and show you how you build your legs. Now here's one of my legs I've already pre-cut using a circular saw. I've chopped that 400 miles long. And that's 200, which is the standard width of a sleeper. Now you're just going to need two of these. Now here's a foot I made earlier. The dimensions of it are 100 mils wide 160 millimeters long by 50, millimeters thick. I'm now going to show you how to make one of these. I've cut my Mackey to 50 mils thick and I'm going to get a couple of feet out of this length. I've set my square to 20 millimeters. Now I'm going to rule a line on the edge of my timber.
Now I'm going to follow that line with my circular saw and that's going to give us our beveled edge. Cut the bevels on the side. Set. Your saw to 45 degree. Mark your timber to 160 millimeters long. I'm cutting it on the drop saw, but you can use a circular. Set the drop saw to 45 degrees and cut your side bearings. I've pre-cut all my feet. I've just got to sit that underneath my leg. And I'm going to create a little 10 mil detail from the edge of our timber out to our level. Using my pencil, I'm just going to mark around there. Let's drill some holes in our feet. I'm just going to mark a center line in between our lines. I'll, becoming in about 20 millimeters from each edge. Using a 5 mill drill bit.
Let's just punch that through. Right lets' take this and screw this to our legs. Let's line our pencil marks up with the outside edge of our timber. Now using our holes, we've already pre-drilled, let's just punch that all the way, though. Now just repeat the process for the other three legs. All our sanding is finished. It's time to dress up the edge of our timber. Now I'm going to use a router. But you can use a hand plane and then give it a light. Now it's time to fix our seat to our legs. Now I've set our leg just to the back of our bevel, which is around about 5 millimeters, and I'm going to mark 200 millimeters in.
That is going to be to the center of our leg. Transfer, that mark to the top and just really lightly put a pencil mark across there. And we're going to come in 50 millimeters from each edge. Time to drill our holes. I'm using a 32-millimeter spade bit. This is going to allow plenty of room for my nut and washer to get in there. I've gone down about 10 millimeters. That's just enough for the thickness of the nut and the washer to sit flush with the top of the surface. I'm using an 8-millimeter auger drill bit to drill all the way through the seat into the leg.
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