Figure 114 shows a cross-section through the cabinet and drawer, and Figure 115 shows a longitudinal section through them. Upon these two drawings you will find every measurement necessary for marking out the pieces required.

The back {A, Fig. 115) is shown 1/2-inch thick. This will make a stronger cabinet than if cigar-box wood were used, and will provide a solid piece to screw the screw-eye hangers J into. Prepare back piece A, then sides B. Nail sides B to the ends of back A. Cut bottom C and fasten it between sides B, then cut top D and nail it to the tops of back A and sides B. To make a neat piece of cabinet work, it is necessary to cut the pieces with square corners and square edges; and to make them of the exact measurements

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Fig. 113. - Drawer of Recipe Cabinet given. It is also important to obtain square corners in assembling the pieces.

The Drawer front (E, Fig. 115) is the first part of the drawer to prepare, then the sides F, the bottom G, and the back H. Fasten the pieces together with glue and brads, but not until you know that the drawer is going to fit. You can tack the pieces together with a few brads, temporarily, until you are through fitting and trimming.

The drawer-knob (J, Fig. 115) is a spool-end, fastened with glue and brads. Hangers J are screw-eyes.

For the Finish of the cigar-box wood cabinet, the author suggests several coats of boiled linseed-oil. Figure 116 shows The Envelope Containers for recipe clippings, and Fig.

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Fig. 114. - Cross-Section of Recipe Cabinet

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Fig. 115. - Longitudinal Section of Recipe Cabinet

117 shows how the tabs for classification are pasted to the face of the envelopes, in three positions. This cabinet was designed for business-size envelopes, which measure 3 5/8 inches wide and 6 1/2 inches long.

A Step-Ladder Stool (Fig. 118). The ladder is of just the right height for general household use, for washing woodwork, or for reaching upper shelves in the pantry. It also makes an excellent kitchen stool, the lower step serving the purpose of a foot-rest. , When the ladder-stool is not in use, it may be folded into the compact form shown in Fig. 119, and stood behind a door or in some other out - o - he - way place.

The Ladder consists of three portions, the steps (Fig. 120), the rear legs (Fig. 125), and the seat or top step (Fig. 128).

The Side Rails of the steps (A, Fig. 120) should be cut of the dimensions shown in Fig. 121. Mark the ends to be cut to the angle shown, the top to be notched to receive an

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Fig. 116 - Indexed Envelope Container for Recipes

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Fig. 117 - How the Envelope Index Tabs are put on end of the crosspiece D (Fig. 120). The diagram shows the positions for steps B and C. The steps must pitch at the same angle as the rail ends. Groove the side pieces to a depth of 3/8 inch, to receive the ends of the steps (Fig. 123). You will see by Fig. 120 that the sides of the grooves must not be cut down at right angles, but at a pitch corresponding to that of the side rails, to accommodate steps B and C.

Figure 122 shows dimensions for cutting

The Steps B and C. The ends of these pieces must be beveled slightly to make them correspond to the angle formed by side rails A.

In assembling the rails and steps, first set the ends of the steps in the grooves in the side rails, and drive screws through the projections on the ends of the steps into the front edges of the side rails, also drive screws through the side rails into the step ends. Cut crosspiece D of the width and thickness of the notch in the upper end of side

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Fig. 118. - Step-Ladder Stool rails A, and of about the length of step B; slip it into the notches, nail it to the edges of side rails A, and saw off the ends flush with the outside face of the rails.

The Rear Legs (E, Fig. 125) must be spaced the same distance apart, and placed at the same angle, as the side rails A of the ladder. Cut the legs of the dimensions shown in Fig. 126, and the pair of cross-pieces F and G of the dimensions shown in Fig, 127. Use the steps as a guide for fastening together legs E and crosspieces F and G, so as to get them of equal width.