Tiered Patio Planter: Instructions, Part 2

Tiered Patio Planter: Instructions, Part 2

Excerpted from the book Outdoor Woodwork
Instructions for Tiered Patio Planter Continued

Power Cable
Make sure the power cable is clear of the saw.
Switch off the power before moving the workpiece.

4. Clamp the electric compound miter saw on the portable workbench, check that it is stable, and set the machine to cut at an angle of 60°. Cut all the shelves to length.

Screw position
Make sure you do not put a screw
close to the end of the support

Shelf Center
Align the ends of the shelves with the center-line of the supports
Shelf Position
Butt the shelves together on the center-line
5. Starting at the bottom tier and working upwards, set the shelf boards in place on the supports, with the butted ends of the shelves meeting the center-line of the supports. Screw in place with 1 1/2 inch (38 mm) screws.

You might need to use a hand screwdriver at this point if your cordless driver is too big.

6. Fasten the two bracket pieces in place in the angle on the underside of the top shelf, using 2 inch (50 mm) screws. Finally, rub down the wood to remove the splinters, give it a thin wash of acrylic paint and brush on the clear preservative.


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