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Activity Originally Created By: Mike Mederos
Students assembling their Redwood Planter Boxes
Part of Lesson Plan: Redwood Planter Box Project
Activity Overview / Details
1. Take your bottom and your legs, place your legs under the bottom so that they are directly in the center of the dado cut on the opposite side.
2. Measure in 1" and start your screws, you will need two screws for each leg. You may make pilot holes using the drill. Make sure that your legs are centered underneath.
3. Glue your legs and screw them to the bottom.
4. On your sides, place a mark 3/8" from the bottom at 1" and 6" from each side, and one directly in the middle at 11". Place the bottom where it should go and drill pilot holes with a pilot/countersink bit. Start your screws in your side pieces.
5. Glue your bottom to your side and screw in the screws.
6. Repeat Step #5 for the other side.
7. On the side opposite the end dado cuts, place a mark in the center of your design marks and a mark 1 ½" up from the bottom. Place the end pieces in position and drill your pilot holes. Start your screws on your sides.
8. Glue your end pieces and screw in your screws.