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South African Country Life - - Country Escapes - WORDS STEPHEN SMITH PIC­TURES RED­MAN ME­DIA

You will need

Tim­ber I used SA pine for this project, which is the most widely avail­able tim­ber. I bought 3 x 3.6m x 100mm x 20mm planks, and cut all the pieces out of that, with some left over.

Cut­ting list

4 x 750mm x 70mm x 20mm (shelf slats) 4 x 710mm x 70mm x 20mm (back slats) 2 x 350mm x 100mm x 20mm

2 x 250mm x 100mm x 20mm 2 x 150mm x 100mm x 20mm

9 x 300mm x 25mm broom or rake han­dles/dow­els (or 2 x 1.5m x 25mm han­dles cut into 300mm pieces) Wood glue

Paint - I used Rust-oleum Chalked spray­paint in Coastal Blue

Wood primer

35 x 40mm x 4.5mm cut screws

6 x 35mm x 4mm cut screws

3 x 80mm x 50mm nail-in wall an­chors


Jig­saw, ham­mer, cord­less drill and screw­driver bit, 25mm drill speed-bit, tape mea­sure, ruler, pen­cil, san­der, sash/bar clamps, 3mm drill bit, 220-grit sand­pa­per, paintbrush

Cost R500

Dif­fi­culty 2 out of 5

Time An af­ter­noon, ex­clud­ing paint­ing

As­sis­tant Not nec­es­sary

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