Building the Frame

1. A diagram of the assembled frame is shown in Figure 1. Refer to this when cutting the following

parts

Code

from 2x4 treated lumber:

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A

Long Side

2

30 inches

B

Short Side

1

12-1/2 inches

C

Long Back

1

37-1/2 inches

D

Short Back

1

14 inches

E

Front

1

54-1/2 inches

  1. Place the frame pieces on a level surface in the arrangement shown in Figure 1. Begin by attaching the two long sides (A) to the front (E). Screw through the front (E) into the ends of the long sides (A). Each joint should be glued and secured with at least two 2-1/2-inch-long screws.
  2. Attach the short side (B) to the front (E). Screw through the front (E) into the end of the short side (B).
  3. Fit the short back (D) between the two long sides (A). Secure it in place by screwing through the long sides (A) into the ends of the short back (D).
  1. Attach one end of the long back (C) over the exposed end of the short side (B). Screw through the long back (C) into the end of the short side (B).
  2. Measure and mark the point on the inner long side (A) that is 16 inches from the end attached to the short back (D).
  3. Secure the unattached end of the "long back (C) to the long side (A) at the mark. Screw through the long side (A) into the end of the long back (C).
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