- (2) - 19 5/8” x 2 ¾” x 1 ½”
- (2) - 24” x 12” x ½”
- (2) - 16 7/8” x 6 ½” x 1 ½”
First on the boards that are 19 5/8” long set your table saw fence to 2 ¾” and tilt your blade to 28 degrees. Rip both pieces.
Next set up a ½” dado blade and move the fence 1” off the blade. Raise the dado blade 3/8” up. Run your board through with the 2” side against the fence.
Then on the 16 7/8” board set up your ½” dado blade and raise to ¾” up. Set the fence 1” off the blade, make successive passes until you have removed 1 ½” - as shown in the image.
Next lower the dado blade to 3/8” up and pass it though on the long side of the board.
Finally make 62 degree cut from the center point. Easy way to accomplish this is to make a center mark on the 16 7/8” side and then make a mark 2” up on the opposite side. Draw a line between the two points and that’s your cut line.
For the roof piece set your blade at 28 degrees and set your fence 12” off the blade. Rip each piece, make sure the nicer face is staying 12” wide – this will be the outside surface of the roof.
Then we simply glue the side walls together and once dried add your roof pieces, stapling to add stability and strength.
Next using some recycled screen material, we stapled it to the interior of the roof box and filled it with pine shavings. This adds additional insulation for the bees; keeping them warm in the winter and cool in the summer months.
When you are finished you are left with a gorgeous top to your own handmade beehive.
Pallet Wood Beehive Series
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