The Panels - How To
Fasten Them Together
I thought I would use
some 2x4's and fasten the panels together with them.
Here is what we need for
the end view. This way, the angle between panels will be held and I can use
lag bolts to fasten them together.
Drilling into an angled
surface is hard. Using a Forstner bit makes it alot easier. I selected the
one where the washer would fit just right.
Ooops, already frilled
the face hole, now, just drill a pilot hole for the lag bolt. Using a drill
press insures when I drill the pilot holes in the panels to receive the bolts,
they will be kinda perpendicular. After that hole is drilled, and before I
mount the strips, I will drill a larger clearance hole.
The jig I made to help
make the holes evenly spaced. The two outside lines mark where to place the
All drilled, ready to
A 1/4" bolt and a
5/16" The 1/4" sure looks kinda puny. I went with the larger size.
Getting ready to mount
I made a small jig to
indicate where the edge of each strip will be from the edge of a panel.
We drill the pilot holes
in the panel.
The actual hole for the
And, all tightened down.
Repeated the process for
two more panels to help make the measures for Panels 10-11 and also the door.
From the other side. Ready