How to Make Wood Hexagons with House One’s Jenn Largesse | Ask This Old House

How to Make Wood Hexagons with House One’s Jenn Largesse | Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor builds a hexagon planter with maker Jenn Largesse, who demonstrates how to take advantage of the bevel cut feature on a miter saw.

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Time: 1-2 hours

Cost: $30

Skill Level: Beginner

Tools List for Making Hexagon Planters:
Miter saw [https://amzn.to/38gVMMb]

Shopping List:
½-inch 1×4 board [https://amzn.to/30kuZvq]
Sandpaper [https://amzn.to/2QRPNaq]
Painter’s tape [https://amzn.to/3abwII8]
Wood glue [https://amzn.to/2Nq0ajA]

Steps:
1. Start by calculating the angle for the bevel cut on the miter saw. To do this, take the number of degrees in a circle (360) and divide it by the number of sides of the planter. Then, divide that number in half. For a hexagon, it will be 30 degrees.
2. Set the bevel on the miter saw to 30 degrees.
3. Set up a stop block on the miter saw to ensure all the boards are the same size.
4. Make the first angled cut close towards the edge of the board.
5. Flip the board, slide it against the stop block, and cut again.
6. Repeat this process until you have six sides of the hexagon.
7. Smooth out the edges from all the cuts with the sandpaper.
8. Place the six boards in a row, with the shorter side of each miter face down. Use painter’s tape to hold the boards in this configuration.
9. Flip the taped boards over and add wood glue to each miter joint.
10. Roll the six boards together so the glue joints all come together.
11. Once the glue dries, remove the painter’s tape.

Resources:
Jenn demonstrated the bevel feature of the Kapex KS120 sliding compound miter saw by Festool [https://amzn.to/36T1ELf], though she mentioned that any miter saw with a bevel feature will work for the projects she discussed.

To make the hexagon, Jenn used 1/2” 1×4 hobby boards, which can be found at any home center. To secure them together, she used 3M painter’s tape [https://amzn.to/2FRuzDA] and wood glue from Gorilla Glue [https://amzn.to/2TowR4M].

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