Attaching the Legs

  1. Cut four legs (F) from 4x4 treated lumber, each 17-1/4 inches long.
  2. Place the frame assembly on a level surface. Fit the four legs (F) in each of the outer corners, as shown in Figure 2. Glue and screw them in place on two sides with 4-1 /2-inch-

Figure 2

Figure 3

long screws. Use three screws through the frame on two sides of each leg.

  1. From 2x4 treated lumber, cut one long leg support (G) measuring 28-1/2 inches long.
  2. Glue and screw the long leg support (G) to the two legs (F) between the short back (D) and the front (E), as shown in Figure 3. Use two 2-1/2-inch-long screws each through the short back (D) and the front (E) into the ends of the long leg support (G). Use two 4-1/2-inch-long screws through the long leg support

(G) into each of the two legs (F).

  1. Cut one 12-1/2-inch-long short leg support (H) from 2x4 treated lumber.
  2. Glue and screw the short leg support (H) to the remaining two legs (F) between the long back (C) and the front (E), as shown in Figure 3. Use two 2-1/2-inch-long screws each through the long back (C) and the front (E) into the ends of the short leg support (H). Use two 4-1/2-inch-long screws through the short leg support (H) into each of the two legs (F).
  3. Cut four support blocks (I) from 2x4 treated lumber, each 3-1/2 inches long.
  4. Fit one support block (I) against the back leg, between the long leg support (G) and the long side (A), as shown in Figure 3. Glue and screw it in place using two 2-1/2-inch-long screws through the long side (A), and two 2-1/2-inch-long screws through the long leg support (G) into the ends of the support block (I). Insert two 4-1/2-inch-long screws through the support block (I) into the leg (F).
  5. One at a time, fit the remaining three support blocks (I) against the other three legs. As you did in step 8, glue and screw the support blocks in place using 2-1 ^inch-long screws through the sides (A and B) and leg supports (G and H) into the ends of the support blocks (I). Insert 4-1/2-inch-long screws through the support blocks (I) into the legs (F).
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