Bevel the Top of the Center Post To Build a Decorative Driveway Marker
Photo: Kolin Smith

Step 7: Bevel the Top of the Center Post

Set the saw blade to full depth and adjust the angle to 45 degrees. Use a cut-off hunk of 6x6 from Step 3 to support the shoe of the saw, as shown. Crosscut along the topmost mark, on each side of the post, to create a bevel all the way around.
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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      Miter Saw
    • combination square
      Combination Square
    • straightedge guide
    • Rafter Square
      Rafter Square
    • adjustable clamp
    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • hand saw
    • spade bit
    • hammer
      ¾-inch Spade Bit
    • chisel
    • mallet
    • mallet
    • 2-and-a-half-inch paintbrush

    Shopping List

    1x3 for the balusters Get four 6-footers.

    6x6 post Get one at least 3 feet long.

    4x4 post Get one at least 3 feet long.

    1x4 for the rails Get two 8-footers.1¼-inch deck screws

    ½-inch threaded galvanized-steel rod

    primer and paint