The Domer - The Secret
Well, I do not want to
break my ankle between the Column and the Deck. So, we have to make a Secret
Trap Door to fill that void.
Was a bit more than I
bargained for - as usual. I really wish these projects would --always-- be
My highly detailed and
elaborate plans for the Secret Trap Door.
The materials all cut
Placing the treated ply
under one side.
I placed the boards against
the fence which would ensure their accuracy.
Boards centered between
the 25 3/4" width/height and ready for some prep.
I placed a 1" thick
board against the edge, flush, and then measured one inch from the gap between
Using a sheetrock square
made the task much easier.
Countersink the holes
and ready for screws.
One side finished.
After both sides were
well along, I took the unit to the Domer and made marks to where the Column
really was. That would be the rightmost, smaller mark here. Then I backed
off a quarter inch, and drew the line in the upper right corner of the image.
I will use this for any dado blade work to plough out the material.
I unscrewed both boards
for the dado edge.
3/4" wide of pure
All the pieces tacked
down ready for the router to round the edges.
The instruments of torture.
And, will it work?
Yep. 1/4" all the
way around and the cockeyed measurements worked okay too.
Btw, WolfCraft makes a
unique countersink and bit. Drills a tapered hole and works really well. All
hardware stores handle them. Not necessarily the Lowes - Home Depots etc,
but Ace Hardwares do.
(To be continued)