Holiday Gifts from the Workshop by Editors of Storey Publishing

By Editors of Storey Publishing

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For an outdoor bench, a wood that resists rot such as redwood or cedar is recommended. Materials and Hardware Top: ¾″ × 12″ × 2′6″ Sides: ¾″ × 5¼″ × 2′6″ Legs: ¾″ × 12″ × 17¼″ Waterproof glue Screws: #8 or #10 flat-head, wood, 1½″ Cardboard or heavy paper for template 1. Cut the top, sides, and legs to size. Make the 45° angle cuts on the two side pieces (see Figure 1). 2. Create a template from cardboard or heavy paper for the legs. The top of the legs should be level and measure 9″ wide when finished.

3. Nail together sides, front, back, and bottom with 6d galvanized nails. Insert and glue dowel perch in place. 4. Nail batten to back of birdhouse for hanging as shown in Figure 2. Attach hinges to roof and batten. 5. Hang birdhouse six to ten feet above ground in the spring and watch the birds move in. BIRDFEEDER adapted from Woodworking Projects for the Great Outdoors A birdfeeder in the yard will attract wild birds during the winter. Wild birds often find it difficult to find food during this time and will flock to a well-stocked feeder all season.

Mark the outline of the leg on the back of each side with a pencil to indicate where to apply glue to both the leg and the back of the side. Drill pilot holes for each screw — two to attach a side to each leg. 5. When all the pilot holes have been drilled, glue and screw one side and one leg. A large bench vise or bar clamps will help keep the glued pieces in place while securing the screws. Now attach the other leg to this side in the same manner. The other side can be attached in one operation.

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