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My son is a Masters of Fine Arts candidate at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. One of his pieces includes an old rain barrel. This weekend he asked for help, building a stand to hold the barrel. We had to keep it low so that the overall height did not go above 36". If it did he would have the apply for a building permit with the city of Boston.

This is made out of cedar (not my favorite wood to dovetail).

Half lap joint at 30 degrees and dovetails on the stretchers.



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Agree … cedar is difficult to dovetail because it is so soft, but looks like your joints turned out just fine. Good job. That's funny about the building permit … I guess 35-15/16 would be okay, right? LOL! Love the braided rugs!