3. Base plate and frame

cutting the base plateFirst of all, we had to saw the wooden plate to its correct size with two accurate cuts.

mitre saw NOBEX Champion 180While we were able to cut the base plate with a hand saw, we needed a more sophisticated tool for sawing the plinth parts: a high-quality mitre saw. 

mitring the frame partsWe got a bullnose skirting board made of pinewood from our local builder’s merchant, measured the size of the frame parts and mitred them.

the wooden plinth frameWe then glued the parts together, forming the wooden plinth frame you can see in our picture on the left. The small block-shaped bits that were stuck in all four corners did not only help us to keep the right angle but would also hold the base plate later.

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