Adding the Shelf Slats

  1. Each shelf is composed of five 1x4 pine slats that are held in place by the shelf supports (F).
  2. Cut five shelf slats (G) from 1x4 pine, each 20 inches long.
  3. The two outermost slats of the shelf must be notched to accommodate the legs. Using the cutting diagram shown in Figure 4 as a guide, notch two of the five shelf slats (G).
  4. Turn the assembly right side up. Place the five shelf slats so that they are supported by the lower two shelf supports (F). The notches cut into the two outer shelf slats (G) should fit around the legs, as shown in Figure 5. Space the remaining three shelf slats (G) evenly across the length of the shelf supports (F).

Glue and screw the shelf slats (G) to the shelf supports (FJ. Use 1-1/4-inch-long screws, and place two screws at each end of each middle slat, and one at each end of each outer slat. I left the screws showing as a decorative accent, but you can countersink the screws and fill the holes if you wish.

5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 to complete the second shelf.

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