How to build an obelisk

Use these instructions to create a beautiful garden tower

Attach the legs
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Attach the legs

he tops of the legs are cut on a compound angle ― that is, the saw blade is set at an angle, and it runs across the piece at an angle as well.  The magic number is 6 degrees. Make the cuts 6 degrees off square (that is, either 96 degrees or 84 degrees, depending on how you hold the square) with the blade also tilted 6 degrees.

Position the legs against the post tongue and test to see that the leg bottoms are fairly close to 22 inches apart; adjust the angles if needed.

Drill pilot holes and attach the legs to the post top with 2-inch screws.


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