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post #1 of 4 Old 02-19-2016, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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How do I make this?

Hey Peeps,

Looking for some friendly advice here. I'm brand new to wood working, but want to start a new project, building this:

Can anyone tell me the exact steps on how to create this? I imagine it would be something like this:

1. Buy _______ type of wood
2. Measure wood
3. Saw wood
4. Use sand paper to smoothen out the edges

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm very determined to make this. I will take pics and upload on progress.

**Someone mentioned that the interlaced join is called a dove tail join. If that's too advanced of a technique, I could do without that part.



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post #2 of 4 Old 02-19-2016, 02:06 PM
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Looks like Red Oak, the wood has been sawed thinner than you'll get a the lumber yard or big box store, and the joint is a box or finger joint. There are tons of YouTube videos on how to do those with a table saw, router, or by hand. Hope your project goes well and be sure to post photos of your work. Good luck!

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Menards has 1/4" red oak. In contrast to their 2x4s, their hardwood is pretty good. They may not be in your area and I see it can't be shipped to your home, store only.
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If it were me I wouldn't copy it exactly. The wood is red oak with a box joint on the corners. The bottom is made out of solid wood which could cause you some trouble do to wood movement. I think it would be much better to either use 1/4" plywood or dado the side members and insert the bottom in the dados.

A dovetail joint is similar but the pins and tails are cut on an angle.
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