Hand-Built Outdoor Furniture: 20 Step-by-Step Projects by Katie Jackson

By Katie Jackson

With a number of simple instruments and a weekend, somebody can construct a stunning venture out of wooden for his or her outside space!
Hand-Built outdoors furnishings covers the fundamentals of woodworking—how to degree, the place and the way to buy, and the way to screw, sand, and paint. The twenty step by step tasks are totally illustrated with 1000's of transparent and easy-to-follow pictures, and the mandatory fabrics and instruments are available at neighborhood and lumber shops. entire items contain basic goods comprise a trellis, a flower field, and a plant stand and extra advanced initiatives comprise a chaise front room, a sectional with integrated garage, and a slat bench. Katie Jackson's initiatives are basic, fresh, and undying and paintings good inside of a wide selection of types. Hand-Built outside furnishings is the suitable primer for individuals new to woodworking, DIYers, and owners trying to find an easy and reasonable to accessorize their area.

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To install the drill bit, rotate the chuck until the jaws open wide enough to snugly fit the bit. Place the bit, pointy end down, in the chuck, and tighten the chuck with your hand. The drill bit’s smooth part, the shank, should be inside the chuck, and the body, the part with the twists, should be exposed. BUILD YOUR SKILLS Drill bits come in a range of sizes. The smooth part of the drill bit is called the shank, and the part with the twists is called the body. The diameter of the drill bit is its size.

One 1 × 6 board should be cut into two pieces: one 20 in. long, for the shelf; and one 10 in. long, for the side supports. Sand all the pieces except for the ends of the 10-in. side support and the 14-in. ` 2 Paint selected pieces. (Optional) If you are planning on sanding or painting the surface of the pegboard a different color from the pegs, do it now. If you wait until later, the inside corners will be more difficult to sand or paint. I chose to spray paint the shelf and the pegboard and leave the side supports and pegs unpainted.

31 If I have a long board that needs to be held up so it doesn’t flop down after it’s cut, I can place the wider part of the jig on the work surface and lay the board on top of it. One-handed bar clamps have a release mechanism that can be pushed to slide the lower jaw up and down the bar. BUILDING YOUR OWN GARDEN FURNITURE How to Use a Clamp 32 Any time you use a handheld tool, the board will need to be kept stationary. Clamp the board securely to the work surface or clamp the board to the piece of furniture you are attaching it to.

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