|Project by RGtools||posted 05-04-2011 03:07 PM||2707 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
This was a quick project that let me bring my wife into the shop for help. These cages are covered with a reemay cloth and are used to preserve the integrity of plants that are going to be used for seed.
The project took about two hours to build using hand tools (I let my wife cheat and use my cordless drill for the pilot holes).
The joinery is pretty straight forward, half lap joints that have one lag bolt securing the joint to a stretcher. I could have beefed up the joiner but I actually wanted to be able to flex the joints a bit so the box would sit flush on the ground even if the ground is not flat.
Had I fired up the tablesaw I could have got these done in about 30 minutes but then I would have been working alone and this was one case where I really wanted a helper. As it stands I figured out some timesaving ideas and I think I could knock one of these out my way in about 90 minutes. We have a pretty large garden and we save a lot of seed so I am going to get a lot of practice.
Thanks for looking.
-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan