Shaft Assembly Instructions
The shaft is made up of four panels; they each have a lock mitre joint on each end. The four panels to fit into place and allows more surface area for the glue to hold. Simply follow the directions to create a great looking and perfectly square column. You may glue, pin or nail in place and all corners will be perfectly square. Gluing alone will provide a very strong bond due to the increased area of the miter joint.
Step 5 You should now use a strap clamp in order to keep the pieces together while the glue dries, and use a few small finishing nails, or, if you own a pneumatic nail gun, use brad nails to hold the corners together while the glue sets. Remember to use a piece of wood between the strap and the panels so as not to damage the finished panels. When the joints are fit tight, our Elite Trimworks lock mitre joint insures that the corners are square before nailing.