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Rader Sidetrack
06-07-2017, 07:10 AM
Manufacturing woodenware from lumber may be a way to save some money - compared to buying hive bodies from a vendor. But, the trade-off is the time to do the milling, whether you have access to power tools (particularly a tablesaw) and the availability of affordably priced lumber in your area.

Plans for building all components of a 10 frame hive:

Selecting lumber:

Choosing a tablesaw:

Choosing fasteners / glue:

Dado blades:

"Alternative":) boards:

Box, rabbet & butt joints:

Cleats / handholds:

Making handholds in boxes: