Project Guide

How to Build a Serving Station

1
CUT THE BOARD AND PROJECT PANELS
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  • Use a circular saw to cut the 1” x 6” into two 18 ¾” pieces, two 22 ¼” pieces, one 17 ¼” piece, and one 10 7/8” piece.
  • Cut the project panel into a 23 ¾” x 18” rectangle.
  • Paint or stain the wood.
2
BUILD THE BOX
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  • Create a box using the 22 ¼” pieces for the top and bottom and the 18 ¾” pieces for the sides.
  • Make sure that the top and bottom pieces fit between the side pieces.
  • Double check that the outer measurements are 24” x 18 ¾”.
  • Be careful to keep the box square then glue and nail each corner together.
3
ATTACH THE DIVIDER AND SHELF
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  • Insert the board measuring 17 ¼” near the center of the box.
  • Make sure the 10 7/8” board fits horizontally on one side.
  • Glue and nail the divider in place.
  • Do the same with the 10 7/8” board, positioning it horizontally near the 9 3/8” mark.
  • Secure it with wood glue and nails.
4
ATTACH THE TABLE TOP
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  • Stand the box upright.
  • Hold the table top up against the bottom.
  • From there, pull it back about 1/8”, leaving just enough of a gap to then attach the two 3” utility hinges.
5
ATTACH THE CHAIN AND HOOK AND EYE
Attach chain hook eye - How Build Serving Station
  • With the box and table top still resting on the workbench, cut the chain in half.
  • Measure back 2” and in 1”.
  • Use two of the 5/8” screws to attach the chain.
  • Stretch one side of the chain upward.
  • Make sure the chain is taught then attach it to the inside of the box with another 5/8” screw
  • You may need to cut off some excess chain with your pliers.
  • Repeat the process on the other side.
  • Close the table top against the box.
  • Screw the eye into the side of the table top.
  • Screw the hook into the outside of the box.
  • Make sure the hook and eye are close enough to latch.
6
ATTACH MOUNTING PLATES AND HANG
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  • Attach the two 3” corner braces to the inside of the top two corners of the box.
  • Use the deck screws to mount it to the wall.
  • Be sure to find a stud or hang it on another strong structure.
7
STOCK, SERVE AND ENJOY
Stock, serve and enjoy - How Build Serving Station

Stock your serving station and raise a glass to a job well done.