Cost of Materials:
|Wood (We used Spruce, see cut list)||-||$75 from local lumber yard|
|Wood glue||-||$5 from Home Depot|
|Wood filler||-||$7.50 from Home Depot|
|Wood screws (1-1/4″)||-||About $10|
|Wood screws (2-1/2″)||-||About $10|
|Sandpaper (110 grit)||-||$8 from Home Depot|
|Two plastic planter boxes (denoted pb throughout the instructions)||-||$24 from Home Depot or Amazon|
Total Cost for construction: $139.50
|1/8” counter bore drill bit|
|1-1/2″ hole saw bit|
|T-square (could also use a ruler or measuring tape)|
Wood cut list:
|2 – 6X2 @ 5′ 9-1/4″ (top long board)|
|3 – 8X2 @ 1′ 9″ (top side and middle board)|
|12 – 2X4 @ 1′ 11-3/4″ (top center board)|
|4 – 2X4 @ 2′ 5-1/4″ (legs)|
|2 – 1X4 @ 5′ 2-1/4″ (outer long skirt)|
|2 – 1X4 @ 5′ 6-1/4″ (inside long skirt)|
|2 – 1X4 @ 2′ 5″ (short skirt)|
|4 – 1X4 @ 2′ 3-1/2″ (cross beam)|
|4 – 1X4 @ 2′ 1-1/4″ (box supports)|
|4 – 1X6 @ 1′ 11-3/4″ (long box side)|
|4 – 1X6 @ 8-3/4″ (short box side)|
|10 – 1X2 @ 7-1/4″ (bottom box)|
A little more about the design:
The very first thing I did following having the initial idea sketched out in SoildWorks was go out and discover the perfect cooler insert. We initial looked into getting gutters however they come in big pieces and didn’t appear like they would work well for our design. Next we contemplated utilizing sheet metal and bending it to shape we were searching for. At this point we were nonetheless planning on installing a drain at the bottom to let the melted ice out. Following walking up and down the aisles at Home Depot we came towards the gardening division. The idea clicked, why not use planter boxes and rather than having one long 1, having 2 brief coolers?
Following the eight boards are attached towards the middle board, repeat exactly the same factor for the two side boards attaching them to the center boards.The Kreg Jig was used again to create holes down the top long boards. Utilizing a pencil, mark off points exactly where the side and middle boards make contact using the lengthy board (two spots at each junction had been pocket holes will probably be made). Six pocket holes are made on every top long board.
Then utilizing eight 1-1/4″ screws to attach the cross beam board to the wooden box (4 screws within the box supports and four in the wooden box).Subsequent lay out the pb assemblies and table skirt boards on top of the facedown table leading. Mark out the placement of the required pocket holes to attach the skirt to the table leading. Using the Kreg Jig make the pocket holes at the marks.
After creating certain the pb box assemblies are totally center using the holes in table leading, wood glue the table skirts and attach them to the table top by way of the pocket holes.Subsequent pull up the pb box assemblies, added wood glue on the areas that make get in touch with with the table leading and placed them back down creating sure the holes are nonetheless lined up. To attach the cross beams to the table skirt drill two counter bored holes at each junction. Utilizing 1-1/4″ screws attach all eight junctions with each other.
The table is now ready to be flipped over onto its legs. Used wood filler to cover the couple of counter bored holes that are displaying. Do not neglect the ones around the towards the bottom of the side of the wooden box (we forgot and they do show). After the wood filler is dry the last step for the primary table in to sand down each imperfect surface to prep for the finish.The two lids are the final component to finish off the building portion from the table. We made the lids by taking two from the center boards and attaching them together in four spots through pocket holes with 2-1/2″ wood screws and wood glue. Use a clamp to help hold them together.
Section 2: Staining / finish
Cost of materials
|Benite wood conditioner (1 quart)||$16.75 from Dalys|
|Wood stain (1 pint, Dalys’ 45 cherry)||$10.45 from Dalys|
|SeaFin Teak Oil (1 gallon)||$53.95 from Dalys|
|3M Final Stripping Pads||$2.41 from Dalys|
|110 grit sand paper||Accounted for in construction|
|Sponge brushes||About $3|
|Rags/ old t-shirts||Free|
|Disposable cup (red solo cup)||Already had|
Total finishing Cost: $86.50
Total Overall Cost: $226
If you would like a more detailed explanation around the wood conditioner and stain please look at my farmhouse table post (this was our initial table constructed).
Formal Garden Potting Shed
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April is National Gardening Month, and Lather is kicking off an initiative to assist establish a community garden in our home city of Pasadena, Calif. Neighborhood gardens have been shown to improve a neighborhood’s high quality of life, providing a number of environmental, health, and cultural advantages, but did you know that they can also contribute to better-looking skin? Here are the leading methods gardens might help skin glow: Continue reading
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Lancelot “Capability” Brown
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