Step 3: Mark the Second Box

marking the smaller box area to the larger box area
Photo: Laura Moss
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Lay the second box open-side down, and use a combination square and a pencil to mark the outline of the already attached box. Because each box is larger than the preceding one by 2 inches, split the difference and set the square at 1 inch.
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    Tools List

    • carpenter's pencil
      Pencil
    • multi-bit screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • paintbrush
      Paintbrush
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • combination square
      Combination square

    Shopping List

    Wood column

    6 coat hooks with screws

    Circular wood plaque

    Three open-ended boxes
    (8-, 10- and 12-inch square)

    Wood screws

    Painter's tape

    Wood glue

    Paint (small sample pot)

    1 quart clear acrylic polyurethane