10-20-2008, 06:27 AM
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This picture should better show what I was talking about, you can see the cuts easier when it's seperated.... note that one of the horizontals should have a shorter overlap than the other, but these were just some practice cuts I had laying around :) Overall idea is the same.
The reason it's strongher than just bolting a couple of bits of pine together is, this way screws don't take a huge amount of vertical force, they mainly just hold the shape of the frame. it's the vertical plank that takes the vertical force, and it can support alot more than a couple of screws can (I read somewhere pine will hold up to about 700lbs per square inch).
Last edited by winnydapoo; 10-20-2008 at 06:37 AM..