The Legs

While the top was drying, we went ahead and worked on the legs. Each leg is glued up from three pieces of stock, (see Fig. 4) to form a 2%" square leg. There's no special approach to doing this, just apply the glue and clamp up the pieces with as many C-clamps as you can find.

After the glue is dry, scrape off any excess, and run the edges over a jointer or through the table saw to square them up. Then the mortises can be chopped out. Fig. 5. (The method we used for cutting the mortises is described on page 12.) Finally, the four corners of the legs and the bottom edges are rounded over with a router and a quarter-round bit.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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