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Since this is made from 1" PVC, I've found that putting the next size smaller PVC tube inside ads rigidity and for even more strength use wooden dowels inside.
I just sanded the 2x4's and then used the ordinary Elmer's Wood glue to connect the scrap 2x4's then I cut the boards into 1/2 inch slices. Then while using a stationary belt sander several of the slices got away from me and landed on the concrete floor. None of the glued pieces came apart.Bob
I know about the 'be nice' thing but I have spent (wasted) a GD hour trying to get a reply and a picture sent. Now what??????Bob
This is two 2x4s glued together and then cut. One row (on the top) at 90 degrees the bottom row cut at 45 degrees. All cuts are 1/2 inch deep into the wood. The 45 degree row (bottom) shows the vertically stretched effect on the grain and is now 4.25 inches wide. The 90 degree cut is still 3 inches wide. If all was squared up first, glued and then plained it could make an interesting table top or even a complete box. The ends also leave a 45 degree angle making them easier to join (glue) together. Staining these end pieces was impossible until I just gave up and used the Minwax 'natural 209' penetrating stain.Bob
I love these things, but I only had ordinary 2x4's to play with and they looked rather boring. Then I cut them at a 45 degree angle instead of 90 degrees and the results were much better (or stranger) and for just pine that is definitely better.
It seems to me that many of these countries have very poor soil (basically just sand) so if they they added the the coir (the hairy outside part of the shell) to the soil they could soon grow more valuable products like sugar to make rum or wheat to make 'summer' style beer.
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