Building the Frame

  1. From 2x4 treated lumber, cut two long frame pieces (A), each 27-1/2 inches long, four legs (B), each 17 inches long, and four corner supports (C), each 6 inches long.
  2. To make a leg assembly, place one long frame (A) between two legs (B), as shown in Figure 1. The cut ends of the two legs (B) should be flush with one edge of the long frame (A). Use glue and screws to attach a corner support (C) to both the long frame (A) and the leg (B) to reinforce the joint. As shown in Figure 1, the corner support should be 1 -1 /2 inches from the outer edge of the leg (B). Use two 2-1/2-inch-long screws on each end of each corner support (C).
  3. Repeat step 2 to make a second leg assembly using the remaining long frame (A), two legs (B), and two corner supports (C).
  4. Cut two short frames (D) from 2 x 4 treated lumber, each 19-1/2 inches long.
  5. Place the two leg assemblies on a flat surface so that the corner supports face each other, as shown in Figure 2. Place the two short frames (D) between the leg assemblies. Glue and screw through the leg assemblies into the ends of the short frames (D) using two 2-1/2-inch-long screws on each joint.
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