Step 2: Cut out the rings

Using a jigsaw fitted with a scroll blade, cut the outside edge of all four rings. For the insides of the rings that make up the lid, drill a ¼-inch hole into the area to be cut out, insert the blade, and cut along the circle. For the base, use the jigsaw to cut the space between the arms of the peace sign from the small ring. Center that ring on the larger ring of the base and use it as a template to transfer the pattern, then cut the larger ring. Apply wood glue between pairs of rings—centering the smaller rings on the larger rings—clamp them together, and secure them with -inch wood screws.
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    Tools List

    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw fitted with scroll blade (for plywood) and aggressive blade (for lumber)
    • drill
      Drill driver fitted with -inch bit and ¼-inch bit
    • lineman's pliers
      Linesman pliers

    Shopping List

    ½-inch birch-veneer plywood

    2x4 for the legs

    4-foot welded-wire garden fencing

    2-foot bamboo plant stakes You'll need at least 90

    Plastic pit balls Get about 100

    220-grit sandpaper

    Stain-blocking white primer Spray paint in three colors

    -inch wood screws

    2 ½-inch trim-head screws

    Wood glue

    Wood filler

    Painter's tape