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Cut the groove for the bottom. Make a '/<" wide, '/«"-deep groove near the bottom edge of the ends and sides, to hold the bottom. You can cut t a this joint with a dado cutter, or make several passes with a regular saw blade.

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FRONT VIEW

4 Assemble the bench. With the bottom in place, attach the ends to the sides, using waterproof glue and Hat head wood screws. Screw the braces to the underside of the top, centering them so that they won't rub when you open and close the top. Then hinge the top to back side of the bench. With a chisel, cut a slight indentation in the front side so that you can open the top easily. (See Figure 2.)

To finish up the garden bench, cover the screw heads with wooden plugs. Cut 'A" x '/<" x xh" wooden blocks to fill the bottom groove, where it shows on the back and the front of the project. (See Figure 3) Fasten these plugs and blocks in place using waterproof glue. Finally, paint or stain the bench to suit yourself.

:V Th For a little added comfort, glue a scrap of outdoor carpet to the top of the bench.

2'Chise! a small Indentation in the top edge of the front side. This will make it easier to open the top

3/ FiU the ends ot the grooves that show with small wooden blocks Fasten these blocks in place with waterproof glue.

2'Chise! a small Indentation in the top edge of the front side. This will make it easier to open the top

SIDE VIEW

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