• Breakout the two uprights, two top rails, two bottom supports, and two cross rails to rough length.
• Rip all parts except cross rails to final width, and then plane all parts to final thickness.
• Cut mitres on both ends of the uprights and on one end of each top and bottom rail.
• Lay out, cut, and smooth the inside shapes on the uprights, bottom rails, and top rails.
• Attach angled offcuts to the outer edges of the uprights, bottom rails and top rails so they can work as clamping
blocks. (photo 1)
• Glue the two side assemblies together. (photo 2)
• When dry, trim off angled clamp blocks and hand plane edges flush.
• Cut 45-degree slots in the mitre joints with a jig.
• Plane and install the solid wood mitre strips to strengthen the joint. (photo 3)
• When dry, trim and sand the mitre strips flush.
• Cut the wide notches in the side assemblies to accept the cross rails. Make sure to use a flat top blade so the
resulting surface is even. (photo 4)
• Ensure cross rails fit, and then glue and clamp them in place while ensuring base assembly is square. (photo 5)
• Sand the base assembly smooth.
• Glue up the top and cut it to finished size.
• Rout profile around the edge of the top.
• Sand all visible surfaces and easy all edges.
• Bore screw clearance holes through the top rail, then attach top to base assembly. (photo 6)
• Apply a stain or protective finish.