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Blog series by Benchworx updated 09-04-2016 09:22 PM 2 parts 1402 reads 0 comments total

Part 1: Rough Dimensions for a Cedar Gate

09-04-2016 06:57 PM by Benchworx | 0 comments »

I promised my better half that I’d complete the outdoor projects this summer and so far, haven’t been able to hold true to my word due to a wet and unpredictable summer. I did want to get a healthy start on the projects though and started by planning a simple gate for our seldom used side of the house. Simple but appealing is what I was looking for, so I started with rough dimensions for the gate. As I had some new & stained cedar, some old, weathered cedar and scraps to ...

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Part 2: Glue up and Final Dimensioning

09-04-2016 09:22 PM by Benchworx | 0 comments »

Once I had the lumber roughly the dimensions I wanted as well as having one face and the edges jointed, it was time to get gluing! I pulled out the domino and started joining the two jointed faces on each board with dominos and glue. This was followed by A LOT of clamping, although not as much as some have done for their projects. Clamping cauls were used on some parts while pine spacers were used on others simply to avoid marks or indentations on the cedar itself. The main comp...

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