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NZ Gardener - 2021-10-01

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Harvest basket

DIY PROJECT

You will need • 500mm x (180mm x 19mm) radiata timber • 600mm x (40mm x 19mm) radiata timber • 800mm x (22mm x 22mm) radiata trellis beading • 340mm x (25mm) radiata dowelling • 10 x (8g X 35mm) galvanised screws • 1 packet of staples • Wire mesh netting 580mm x 400mm • Resene Quick Dry Waterborne Primer Undercoat Paint colour • Resene Cutty Sark • Resene Energy Yellow Cutting list - frame • End pieces: 2 x 250mm (180mm x 19mm) radiata timber • Handle supports: 2 x 300mm (40mm x 19mm) radiata timber • Rails: 2 x 400mm (22mm x 22mm) radiata trellis beading • Handle 1 x 340mm (25mm) radiata doweling • Wire mesh netting 580mm x 400mm Cost: $20, excluding Resene products. Step 1 Mark the notched corners at the top of each end piece (I used the rails as my guide). Mark the curved corners at the bottom of each end piece (I used a 500ml paint can as my guide). Clamp and then carefully cut these out. Once you have cut all your wooden pieces to size, sand off any rough bits before painting. Step 2 Take the two 300mm x (40mm x 19mm) handle supports, secure these with a speed clamp or vice, then drill a 4mm pilot hole 30mm from the top of each piece. With the 25mm spade bit, carefully drill halfway through each of the handle supports. Step 3 Attach the handle supports to the centre of each end piece, drill pilot holes and screw in place. Step 4 Attach the handle between the two handle supports with some PVA glue and a screw through each end. Step 5 Measure and cut the wire to fit the length of the rails (400mm), and the diameter of three sides of the end piece (580mm). Attach the rails to each end of the wire with a staple gun. Step 6 Attach the first rail to one side of the basket so it sits in the notched end pieces, drill pilot holes and screw in place. Wrap the wire around to the other side, then staple it onto the end pieces until you reach the other notch, then screw the last rail in place. Watch the video Search for “harvest basket” on play. stuff.co.nz/page/diygardenprojects.

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