Tiered Patio Planter: Instructions, Part 1
Excerpted from the book Outdoor Woodwork
Instructions for Tiered Patio Planter
Square the top support with the workboard.
Make sure that the three shelf supports are parallel to one another
1. Take the two legs that make the primary back frame and center them on top of the three primary shelf supports. Butt the legs together at the top, check the angles and squareness, and then drive 1 1/2 inch (38 mm) screws through into the shelf supports.
Drill holes for the screws to avoid splitting the wood
Charge the driver the day before you start the project Supports
Butt the supports together so that they meet on the center line.
2. Turn the back frame over so that the shelf supports are uppermost, and screw the secondary supports in place with 2 inch (50 mm) screws - so that they angle out at 60° from the center. Take care: the structure is fragile at this stage.
Screwing Helpful Hint
Position the screws to avoid knots
3. Set the secondary legs in place, so that they meet at top center, and screw them to the side of the supports with one
1 1/2 inch (38 mm) screw at each intersection. Check the angles and positioning and then drive in the second screws.
If you find that the whole structure is difficult to support while you work, either ask a friend to help you or secure the various components together with clamps.