Materials List

EXPLODED VIEW
  1. Ends (2)
  2. Sides (2)
  3. Legs (2)

E. Bottom

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HARDWARE

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Cut the shape of the pieces. Enlarge the fc» patterns and trace them on the various parts that need to be shaped — ends, legs, and sides. Also, lay out

Cut all pieces to size. Kip and cut all the

' parts to the sizes shown in the Materials List. You may wish to wait before cutting stock for the wedges;

these small parts can be cut from the scraps you'll generate when you cut the other parts to shape, o

Cut the shape of the pieces. Enlarge the fc» patterns and trace them on the various parts that need to be shaped — ends, legs, and sides. Also, lay out the tenons on the sides and shelf. Cut the tenons and curved shapes with a band saw or sabre saw.

SIDE PATTERNS

1 /To make a piercing cut. first drill a hole in the waste so that you can insert the saw blade Then cut out from the hole.

Cut out the hearts in the legs. To cut out the hearts in the legs, make a "piercing cut." First, drill a diameter hole inside the heart, in the waste.

Insert the blade of a sabre saw in this hole, then cut up to the pattern line. (See Figure 1.) Follow the pattern line with the saw. staying to the inside uf the line.

HEART PATTERN

1 /To make a piercing cut. first drill a hole in the waste so that you can insert the saw blade Then cut out from the hole.

Make the mortises and wedge-slots.

Carefully lay out the position of the mortises and the wedge slots on the various parts. Note that the wedge-slots are positioned so that the inside edge of the wedge

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slot will l>e '/i®" inside the outside surface of the leg or end when the two pieces are assembled.

Drill Va" diameter holes at either end of each mortise or wedge-slot. Then remove the waste between the holes with a sabre saw. ( See Figure 2.) Clean up the inside edges of the mortises and slots with a rasp.

TONGUE LAYOUT

2 When making a mortise, first drill M' diameter holes at either end. Then cut out the waste between the holes

2 When making a mortise, first drill M' diameter holes at either end. Then cut out the waste between the holes

END VIEW

FRONT VIEW

r Fit the tenons to the mortises. With a rasp V/ orchiscl, round the edges of the tenons to fit the mortises. (See Figure 3 ) You may also wish to enlarge the mortises somewhat with a rasp. The fit should be lairlv loose, with about l/tt" of "slop."

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Make the wedges. On a band saw, carefully w taper the wedges as shown in the working drawings. Use a push stick to keep your hands clear of the blade. (See Figure 4.)

4 When cutting the taper in the wedges, use a posh stick to keep your hands clear ot the band saw blade.

4 When cutting the taper in the wedges, use a posh stick to keep your hands clear ot the band saw blade.

Attach the ends and the legs. ( lawfully to the ends, to make sure that the sides don't hit the legs. ' center the legs on the inside surfaces of the ends, When you're certain that all the parts will fit together and clamp the two parts together. Test assemble the sides properly, attach the legs to the ends with screws.

Sand and assemble all the parts. With a one another. Insert the tenons into the mortises and rasp and sandpaper, round over all the edges of all wedge them in place; then rest the bottom on the tops parts, except those edges where two parts butt against of the legs, between the two ends.

Finish the planter. Although It's not neccs V/ sary. this planter looks great with a "milk paint" finish — the milk paint enhances the "country" design. To make an outdoor milk paint, thin exterior latex 1:1

with water. Disassemble the planter, paint the latex on; then wipe- the wood down with a damp rag before the paint dries.

3/Wtth a rasp and chisel, round the tenons to tit the mortises

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