Novice Lady Woodworkers
Build a kids table and bench By Les Kenny
Step 7. Prepare the table top and seat top
Lay the table top boards next to one another, likewise the seat top boards, on a flat surface with the ends flush (even).
Screw a batten across the table top boards, in the middle
with ONLY ONE SCREW AT EACH MEETING. This is the underside of the table.
You do not need to pre-drill the batten for this part.
Do the same with the seat top boards.
Ensure the table top and seat top are square and then add a second screw at each meeting. Stagger the screws (the screws will not be in a straight line). Refer to the diagram for clarity. The second screw will lock everything in place (prevent the table top and seat top from skewing).
Drill screw holes at each end of the table and seat top boards, two holes through each end of each board, in 70mm from the ends.
A good idea is to draw a line across the boards, in 70mm from the ends. Keep the screw holes to that line.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page 01 Introduction, required tools, before you start note
Page 02 The parts and cutting list
Page 03 Step 1 & 2. Cut the pieces and drill the side boards
Page 04 Step 3. Mark position for the first side board
Page 05 Step 4. Fix the first side board
Page 06 Step 5 & 6. Add and fix the remaining side boards
Page 07 Step 7. Prepare the table top and seat top
Page 08 Step 8. Clamp the sides to the tops
Page 09 Step 9. Add the braces and it's all done