offer just enough length to
get through 3 inches of wood,
with room for a flat washer and
For nuts and bolts and washers, go for a good grade that is
zinc-plated. More weatherproofing, such as double galvanizing,
is not needed for indoor tools.
Stainless steel is a waste of
Bolt the first leg in place before
Shim stock levels the second
A stretcher goes inside
the leg set.
Finally, add the top. The 2-by-2-
foot sheet of 3/4-inch plywood
provides a lip on each side of 1
inch. From the edge of the plywood, measure in 1-3/4 inch and
Mark, clamp and drill as on the
top cross piece.
Use washers on both head and
Shown is the assembled leg set