PLINTH

1 Cut the four sides of the plinth to the correct width, but slightly longer than required, to allow for the mitres to be formed in the ends. Work a moulding in the top edge using a router with a beading cutter (see Fig 13.8). Measure the inside length between the mitres on each end from the length of the carcass sides and cut the mitres with a FIG 13.8

mitre block. Cutting the decorative moulding on the plinth.

2 Cut out the four triangular corner braces and drill and countersink screw holes through them (see Figs 13.7 and 13.9). Fit all the parts together, without gluing, to ensure that the plinth fits the carcass. Glue the mitres, and then glue and screw the corner braces into place.

3 Fit the carcass into the plinth and secure with a few screws that pass through the base support strips into the plinth.

FIG 13.9

Assembling the plinth.

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(337mm)

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31 bin (800mm)

31 bin (800mm)

FIG 13.10

Dimensions for lid and battens.

Side view of batten

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