Post by Steve King (Admin) on Nov 30, 2006 12:53:27 GMT -6
Tip: Assemble the 2x4 pieces first, then set the octagon wood assembly over the top of the 16"x16" piece of plywood. Trace the corners of the plywood so that you can cut them off, which will give you a perfect octagon piece to affix via screws to the bottom.
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Aug 27, 2007 21:57:38 GMT -6
Here are some more "Text" plans that I had found online:
"Cut 16 pcs(2x4) at 6 1/2" miter both sides at 22.8 degrees use brad gun (and wood glue) to make form(use palmsander to clean up angles)place form on sheet of 1/2"plywood trace outside,cut w/jig saw(before attaching plywood,place form on your outdoor carpet and trace the inside)screw plywood on, sand,stain,seal.-glue pvc in center cut hole in carpet and attach to plywood w/ velcro tabs."
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Jul 15, 2008 14:34:28 GMT -6
No cracking at all. Just make sure you drill straight or your screw will show through the PVC pipe. PVC pipe absorbs the screws well due to it's composition. Use four 1 1/4" long x 1/8" wide, thin threaded, drywall screws. The 4 1/2" wide PVC pipe has walls that are 1/4" thick. This is thick enough to absorb the 1/8" thin threaded screw. Use the PVC Pipe on the bottom of the box before to draw an I.D. and O.D. template so you know where where to screw. Drill some pilot holes for your 4 screws, drill one through and into your PVC piece carefully to set the PVC piece right. You may need to set the box on its side to see the screw through and into the PVC pipes "center" wall. Don't screw it complete until you get your 2nd screw started in the PVC. Once both of those are started, the other 2 screws will now be aligned as long as you drill in the center of your ID/OD template. If you are using outdoor turf for the inside of your box, then place your PVC pipe over that. No need to cut an outder and inner turf piece.