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Mission Furniture

How to Make It, Part III

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Author: H.H. Windsor
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,558 / 61 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 98.8
LoC Categories: TT, NX
Downloads: 1,804
Added to site: 2007.12.01 19213
Genre: Instructional

This book is one of the series of handbooks on industrial subjects being published by the Popular Mechanics Co. Like the magazine, these books are "written so you can understand it," and are intended to furnish information on mechanical subjects at a price within the reach of all.

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t in the slats as shown.

[Illustration: Detail of the Fern Stand]

The top board should have the corners cut out to fit around the posts. It is held in place by means of screws through cleats which are fastened to the inner sides of the top rails.

The bottom board or shelf rests upon two rails that are mortised into the posts as shown. The top and bottom boards should be of one piece if possible, otherwise two or more boards will have to be glued together.

Before gluing up the joints see that all the pieces fit together square and tight. The posts and rails should be glued and assembled, then the top and bottom boards put in place to hold the frame square when the clamps are put on.

[Illustration: Finished Stand in Quartered Oak]

Leave to dry for about 24 hours before removing the clamps. Fasten the top and bottom boards in place and then go over the stand with fine sandpaper and remove all surplus glue and rough spots.


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