Constructing the Sides

  1. Cut four legs (A) from 2x4 treated lumber, each 18 inches long.
  2. Cut four leg supports (B) from 2x4 treated lumber, each 10 inches long.
  3. Assemble one side as shown in Figure 1, placing two leg supports (B) between two legs (A). One leg support (B) should be flush with the ends of the two legs (A), and the second leg support (B) should be placed 4 inches from the opposite ends of the legs (A). Glue and screw the assembly together, using 3-1/2-inch-long screws. Use two screws for each joint. Drive the screws at an angle (toenail) through the top and bottom edges of each leg support (B) into each leg (A). Repeat this process to assemble the second side.
  4. Cut one 13-inch-long center support (C) from 2x4 treated lumber.
  5. Perform this next assembly on a level work surface to make certain that the finished base is level. Place the center support (C) between the two sides, as shown in Figure 2, and screw it in place using 3-1/2-inch screws. Drive the screws through the face of each leg support (B) into the ends of the center support (C).

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