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I had the hardware store cut my boards 4' for the long ones and 2' for the short ones

I had the hardware store cut my boards 4' for the long ones and 2' for the short ones

I'm using a pocket hole jig to drill holes to attach the frame, but you can use any method

I'm using a pocket hole jig to drill holes to attach the frame, but you can use any method

Every 12"

Every 12"

So they didn't cut them to length and I had to trim all of the boards to 4'

So they didn't cut them to length and I had to trim all of the boards to 4'

Marking lines for more pocket holes

Marking lines for more pocket holes

The two boards at the bottom have holes drilled on both sides because they will go in the middle of the 2 larger boards

The two boards at the bottom have holes drilled on both sides because they will go in the middle of the 2 larger boards

Like this

Like this

Glued them up and clamped them in place

Glued them up and clamped them in place

Then screwed in

Then screwed in

Flipped over and cleaned the glue that squeezed out

Flipped over and cleaned the glue that squeezed out

I marked the shorter board to length

I marked the shorter board to length

Then cut to fit

Then cut to fit

I used 2 pocket holes on the ends

I used 2 pocket holes on the ends

Glued, clamped and screwed

Glued, clamped and screwed

So far so good

So far so good

These are the measurements for the hole

These are the measurements for the hole

Traced out the circle

Traced out the circle

Drill a pilot hole

Drill a pilot hole

Then cut out with a jig saw

Then cut out with a jig saw

Sand everything smooth

Sand everything smooth

I'm going to use a 3/8th round over router bit

I'm going to use a 3/8th round over router bit

Before

Before

Setting depth

Setting depth

After

After

Routed all the ends and blew them off with the compressor

Routed all the ends and blew them off with the compressor

All clean, ready for stain

All clean, ready for stain

Setting up the letters in the router template

Setting up the letters in the router template

This is their wedding date

This is their wedding date

Cleaning up the ends with a chisel

Cleaning up the ends with a chisel

All done

  • Wood
  • Saws
  • Pocket hole jig
  • Screws
  • Stain
  • Sanders
  • Tape measures
  • Wood