Adding the Trim

  1. The vertical trim serves two purposes: it covers the exposed edges of the front and back (C,) and it extends down from the basic box to form legs.
  2. Cut eight vertical trim pieces (G) from 1x4 pine, each 19 inches long.
  3. Set your saw blade to cut at 45 degrees off vertical, and bevel one 19-inch-long edge of each of the eight vertical trim pieces (G) as shown in Figure 4.
  4. Attach two of the vertical trim pieces (G) to each corner of the assembly, matching the beveled edges as shown in Figure 5. Note that the vertical trim pieces (G) are flush at the top with the front, back, and sides (C and A), and extend 2-1/2 inches past the bottom. Wipe glue on all of the surfaces to be joined, and use 1-1/4-inch screws placed about every 4 inches. To avoid having screw holes on the

outside, screw from the inside of the chest through the front, back, and sides into the vertical trim (G).

  1. Cut four leg supports (H) from 2 x 2 pine, each 2-1/2 inches long.
  2. Glue and screw one leg support (H) to the inside of each leg formed by the vertical trim (G), as shown in Figure 5. Screw through the leg support (H) into the vertical trim (G) using two 2-inch-long screws on each side of each leg support (H).
  3. Cut four long horizontal trim pieces (I) from 1 x 4 pine, each 42-1/2 inches long.
  4. Glue and screw one long horizontal trim piece (I) between the two vertical trim pieces (G), putting it flush with the top of the front (C), as shown in Figure 6. Again, to avoid screw holes on the outside, screw through the inside of the front (C) into the long horizontal trim piece (I). Use 1-1/4-inch-long screws placed about every 5 inches.
  5. Glue and screw a second long horizontal trim piece (I) flush with the bottom of the front (C), as shown in Figure 6. Again, screw

through the inside of the front (C) into the long horizontal trim pieces (I), and use 1-1/4-inch-long screws spaced about 5 inches apart.

  1. Repeat steps 8 and 9 to attach the remaining two long horizontal trim pieces (I) to the back (C).
  2. Cut four short horizontal trim pieces (J) from 1x4 pine, each 11-1/2 inches long.
  3. Glue and screw one short horizontal trim piece (J) between the two vertical trim pieces (G), placing it flush with the top of one side (A) as shown in Figure 6. Once again, screw through the side (A) into the short horizontal trim piece (J). Use 1-1/4-inch-long screws placed about 5 inches apart.
  4. Glue and screw a second short horizontal trim piece (J) flush with the bottom of the side (A), as shown in Figure 6. Screw through the inside of the side (A) into the short horizontal trim piece (J), and use 1-1/4-inch-long screws placed about 5 inches apart.
  5. Repeat steps 12 and 13 to attach the remaining two short horizontal trim pieces (J) to the remaining side (A).
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