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Start with the front, back, and end panels

Note: This sturdy piece was designed to function as a typical deacon's bench. If you plan to use it for toy storage or where children will be opening and closing it, you must add lid supports to prevent the heavy edge-joined seat from falling shut and possibly pinching small hands and fingers.

IFrom l'/i6" stock (commonly called five-quarter stock), cut the base frame rails and stiles (A, B, C, D) shown on Drawing 1, to the sizes listed in the Materials List. (We used birch.)

2 Mount a Vi" dado blade to your tablesaw. Raise the blade V2" above the surface of the saw table. Cut a groove in a piece of lW stock, and check that a piece of V2" plywood fits in the groove. Adjust if necessary. Cut a 'A" groove Vi" deep centered along the inside edge of each stile and rail, where shown on Drawing 2 on page 6.

3 Using a miter-gauge extension and stop, cut rabbets to form tenons on the ends of the rails (A, C) to the sizes shown on Drawing 2a.

4 Mark the cutlines for the bevels on the bottom inside edge of the stiles (B, D), as dimensioned on Drawing 2.

5Cut eight '/2X'/2X2" filler blocks. With the bottom ends of the filler blocks flush with the bottom ends of the stiles (B, D), glue and clamp one block into the groove in each stile. Cut just outside the marked cutline on each stile. Then, sand the bevel-cut stile and filler block.

6 From W birch plywood, cut the front and back panels (E) and end

%" holes 11/ie" deep, mating holes are the same size

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Center of stock-

%" dowel pins 2" long ,

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\ 1Vl 6"

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Dowel-hole alignment marks

Dowel Tenon Centers

EXPLODED VIEW Rout ,/16» v-groove between these

1V2" brass continuous hinge 39%" long tw° boards aiter edge-joining.

" hole Va" deep with a 5/32" hole centered inside

7/64" pilot hole 1V411 deep

  • quot; plug 5/i6M long
  • 8x2" F.H. wood screw

EXPLODED VIEW Rout ,/16» v-groove between these

1V2" brass continuous hinge 39%" long tw° boards aiter edge-joining.

  • 4 x V2" brass F.H. wood screw
  • quot; plug 5/i6M long
  • 8x2" F.H. wood screw

1 Vz"

overhang over©

Join Two Wood Boards
  • 8 x 21/2" F.H. wood screw
  • 8x11/2" F.H. wood screws

Note: Bottom tenon on (O) is same thickness and width as top tenon, 'tfii—--but bottom tenon is 11/i6" long.

1 Vz"

overhang over©

  • 8 x 21/2" F.H. wood screw
  • 8x11/2" F.H. wood screws
  • 8 x 1 Va" F.H. wood screws
  • 8 x 1 Va" F.H. wood screws
2x2 Filler Blocks

b panels

See Drawing 2a for tenon size.

See Tenon detail 2a for tenon size.

V2" groove - V2" deep, centered on edge

W groove V2" deep,-centered on edge s3 tenon detail

V2 X V2 X 2" filler blocks

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