Bartop Mame Update 1

I Went out and bought a half sheet of 1/2 inch hardwood plywood and started the cutting process. I then cut the sheet in half again to make it easier to work with. I also made a scale grid of the cuts for each board so I can maximize the use of the wood. I should have been slightly less lazy and drove the extra 10 mils to the Home Depot for the wood but Lowes is 3 miles from me. Lowes hardwood plywood is passable at best with many blemishes in the veneer layer and cost significantly more.

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Here are the two sides. The back piece has has some minor sanding and the corners rounded and the front one was just cut.

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  I cut the bottom next and took it into my workbench so I could bet the assembly started. All joints are nailed with 1 1/4 inch brad nails and glued for increased strength. I have worked with wood for many years and found that using wood glue is the best way to make a quality joint with very little extra cost or effort.

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More to come…

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