Divide 61 by 2= 30.5
Subtract the thickness of the bed 30.5 minus .75 = 29.75
One side of the bed will be cut 31.25
the other side of the bed will be cut 29.75
This is our arsenal. One drill to make a pilot hole, another to sink the screw head, and the third one to actually drill the screw in. Having 3 drills really makes the work go a lot faster!
Cutting the plywood across the front is not an easy task for me.
Someone can probably tell me what this kind of thing is called. I know what it's used for, but I do not know the technical name. I made my own by using some old dresser drawer pieces and my battery operated nail gun. I shot some really long nails through a thin board.
It keeps the plywood raised off the table, to make painting it easier. As I said, I don't know the real name, but I have seen them on HGTV.
I like to use 2 coats of primer.
A put about 2 ½ to 3 coats of black on this bench. I used a brush, however, I did use some spray paint to make sure I got in all the grooves of the appliques.
Apparently, I was so busy getting ready for our show, that I forgot to take an "after" picture.
I used silver rub-n-buff on the appliques. It really highlighted the details.