Weekend project: Make a mobile umbrella box-cum-side table in a jiffy!

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• Alcolin Ultra Wood Glue

• two 22 x 144 x 520mm planks

• seven 22 x 144 x 560mm planks

• two 22 x 144 x 272mm planks

• two 22 x 95 x 515mm planks

• one packet 6mm x 50mm screws

• four castors

• Alcolin Woodfiller

• 220-grit sandpaper

1 Using the Alcolin Ultra Wood Glue with its new precision applicator, glue and screw the two 520mm planks between the ends of two 560mm planks.

2 Glue and screw three of the 560mm planks across the top of the frame to form the base of the box – position two planks flush with the sides and the third plank in the middle. Screw a castor in at each corner of the box.

3 Lay the remaining two 560mm planks on your worktop, with the two 272mm planks in-between. Glue and screw the two 22 x 95 x 515mm planks across each end, about 25mm in from each edge, to form the lid of the box. Fill all screw holes with Alcolin Woodfiller and allow to dry completely. Sand the box, then paint or varnish it in the finish or colour of your choice.

Did you know?
Alcolin Ultra Wood Glue now has a new precision applicator that ensures the glue will get into any gap. The applicator can also be used as a spreader. Best of all? No more lost caps!

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