Step 2: Cut the Metal Covers

cut the metal covers
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Using tin snips, cut three pieces of sheet metal, each 3 inches larger than the top and two doors.

Center each piece of plywood on the metal and trace it with a marker, extending the lines to the edge of the metal.

Make a 45-degree relief cut at each corner. Measure ½-inch in from the sides of the corner and make two more cuts to remove the excess metal. Using needlenose pliers, fold the corners over and crease them flat.
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    Tools List

    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • drill
      Cordless drill with bit set
    • metal cutting snips
      Tin snips
    • adjustable pliers
      Pliers
    • bar clamps
      Clamps
    • hammer with nailset
      Hammer with nailset

    Shopping List

    1. two 14-inch-square wood planter boxes

    2. two cabinet door catches

    3. 4-by-4-foot sheet of ½-inch plywood

    4. 2-by-4-foot sheet of 0.09-mil galvanized sheet metal

    5. hooks6. two door pulls

    7. four 4-inch strap hinges

    8. four 3-inch casters with locks

    9. 2½-inch deck screws

    10. 1-inch deck screws

    11. 4d galvanized nails