Built from everyday 1x4s and 2x4s, the sturdy slatted top perches on a pair of trestles (or sawhorse, if you prefer), making it easy to build, easy to move and easy to store!
Step 1: Lay Out the Top Boards
Step 2: Mark the Position of the Cross-Braces
Step 3: Attach the Cross-Braces
Lay the ten 1x4s upside-down on a large flat surface and use one of the shorter cross-braces to even up the ends. Use a square to make sure the top boards are positioned perfectly square.
Make marks 12-in. in from the ends of the boards, then use a square, pencil and straight board to draw a line indicating the position of the cross-braces. Do the same at the very center. Use a washer or quarter to create a small gap between the boards, then position the cross-braces, insetting the ends by about 1/4-in.
Secure the cross-braces to the top boards using 2-in. galvanized drywall screws. Use three screws to secure the outermost boards; two screws for the inner boards.
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