In the furniture designs shown in Figs. 211 to 214, you will notice that there is a similarity in parts. This duplication of parts will simplify marking out the work, if you make up the several pieces of furniture, because having one part in each shape, you can mark around them in laying out like pieces.
The number of pieces of wood required for
The Waste-Basket shown in Fig. 211, and their dimensions, are indicated in the material bill (Fig. 215), patterns for the pieces are given in Figs. 216 and 218. The frame around the top of the basket (Fig. 217) must be of the exact width and length of base A. Cut strips B and C of the sizes given in Fig. 215, but, in nailing them together use the base board as a guage, so as not to get the frame larger or smaller.
Fig. 215. - Material Required for Waste-Basket Shown in Fig. 211 Fig. 216. - Detail of Base Fig. 217. - Detail of Top Frame
Fig. 218. - Detail of Side Strips Fig. 219. - Assembling
Side strips D (Fig. 218) project 1/2 inch below the base board of the waste-basket; side strips E (Fig. 218) come flush with the bottom of the base board. The projecting lower end of strips D form feet. Cut off the corners of the upper ends, and the corners of the lower ends of strips D, as shown. Fasten the side strips to the edge of the base board, and to the sides of the upper frame, with round-head blued iron finish-ing-screws 3/16-inch in diameter. Use 1-inch screws for the lower ends, and 3/4-inch screws for the upper ends. Drill large enough holes through the side strips so the screw shanks will fit loosely in them, and if you have used hard wood, drill holes a trifle smaller than the screws part way into the edges of the base board and the top frame. When driving screws into hard wood, coat the threads with soap to make driving easier.
Fig. 220. - Material Required for Tabouret
Shown in Fig. 212 Fig. 221. - Plan and Section of Base Block Fig. 222. - Face and Edge of Side Strips
The Tabouret shown in Fig. 212 is made of pieces similar to those used in the waste-basket, but it does not require as many kinds of pieces, or as many of each kind. Figure 220 shows a list of material and Figs. 221 and 222 show the dimensions.
The Plant-Stand in Fig. 213 is made of pieces of three shapes (Fig. 223). For the material list, see Fig. 224, for patterns of the pieces, see Figs. 226 to 228. The base board has its upper edge beveled (Fig. 226); the edges of the shelf board are left square.
Brackets C require careful marking out and sawing. Use a bracket-saw or coping-saw (Figs.
18 and 19, Chap. II) for cutting the curves. Be careful to get all four brackets alike. In fastening them to center-post B, use glue and round-head screws, unless the wood is soft, in which case the brackets can be fastened with finishing nails. Screw down through the lower bracket end into the base board, and up through the upper bracket end into the shelf. Be careful to center the base board and shelf board on the center post, and also one exactly over the other. If you don't center them you will have a poor looking piece of work.
Fig. 223. - Parts Required for Plant-Stand Shown in Fig. 213
Fig. 224. - Material Required for Plant-Stand Shown in Fig. 213 Fig. 225. - Material Required for Smoker's Stand Shown in Fig. 214 Fig. 226. - Plan and Section of Base and Shelves A Fig. 227. - Detail of Base Center Post B Fig. 228. - Side and Edge of Base Brackets C Fig. 229. - Side and Edge of Side Strips D
The Smoker's Stand in Fig. 214 is a development of the plant-stand design. It is just like it, with the addition of a second shelf supported by side strips screwed to the edges of the two shelves. Figure 225 gives a list of material. Figure 229 shows a pattern of side strips D.