Getting the Parts Ready

  1. A pattern for the top (A) is given in Figure 1. The top (A) is a hexagon with all sides measuring exactly 7-1/2 inches, and all angles measuring 60 degrees. Enlarge the pattern and cut one top (A) from 3/4-inch -thick plywood.
  2. Figure 2 shows the pattern for the inner support (B). It is a smaller hexagon, and all of its sides mea sure 5-1/2 inches. Enlarge the pattern and cut one inner support (B) from 3/4-inch-thick plywood.
  3. Cut six column sides (C) from 2 x 8 treated lumber, each 35 inches long.
  4. Set your saw blade to cut 30 degrees off vertical, and bevel both 35-inch-long edges of all six column sides. The resulting angle on each edge of the wood is 60 degrees, as shown in Figure 3. Note that the

Figure bevels are mirror images of each other.

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