Tools needed: a hacksaw, an electric drill With 7/16- and 1/8-inch bits, a socket wrench, a rubber mallet, a miter box
, and a level.
Even the miter joints can be cut with a simple handsaw miter box
. We used an 18-gauge finish nailer to make the job go faster, but you can just as easily predrill and hand-nail.
You may wish to make a simple jig or miter box
that positions the wood at a 60' angle to the cutting blade.
On the table saw and miter box
stands, make sure to set the shelf supports (part D; Photo 7) in place first and measure between them.
You can use a handsaw and a miter box
to cut pieces for the first three.
A power miter box
simplifies the task of getting tight-fitting miters on the top cap.
Other supplies include a box of #6 finishing nails, ten 2-inch #10 screws, four fender washers, four 4-inch strap hinges with screws, 1 quart wood glue or contact cement, 2 quarts polyurethane, and wood putty You'll also need a screwdriver, hammer, nail set, utility knife, circular saw, drill, and miter box
You could install crown using a miter box
, handsaw and hammer.
Using a radial-arm saw, table saw, or handsaw in a miter box
, cut 24 rounds, each 3/8 inch thick.
The second project is an easy-to-install urethane molding that you can cut with a handsaw (no power miter box
necessary) and then glue and nail to the walls.
A miter box
would help make controlled cuts with a handsaw, but this takes longer.
1 Screw an auxiliary fence to your miter box
fence to close the gaps.