I’m continuing to work on some
-Four 1″ x 36″ square dowels
-Leather strips (I bought mine from
How to make it:
-Measure and mark: (You will need to be mindful about which pieces you cut out together so you can make the most of your four dowels.)
-Four 10″ pieces
-Four 8″ pieces
-Three 18″ pieces
-Use the miter saw to cut these pieces.
-Create the end squares by using two 10″ pieces for the sides and two 8″ pieces for the top and bottom.
-Dab a bit of wood glue on the end of the 8″ piece, line up against the 10″ piece and secure using a nail gun – *** be sure the put the nail slightly off center because you will also be screwing this together at the center later.**
-Continue for both squares.
-Measure and mark the center of the bottom and sides of the two squares.
-Line up the 18″ pieces at the center mark at the spots and repeat the same steps with the glue and nail gun.
-At each spot where the wood pieces came together, pre-drill a hole down through the center of the dowel.
-Secure with a 2″ screw.
-Take end of leather strip and use a staple gun to secure it around the bottom side of the top 8″ piece of the end square.
-Stretch it across tightly and secure on the other side.
-Trim excess leather.
-Repeat for each leather strip.