Step 1: Materials and Hardware Needed
2 - 1 x 2 x 8 Cedar boards
4 - Simpson Strong-Tie Z-Max 7 in. 16-Gauge Steel L-Angle
32 - #8 x 1-1/4in Deckmate screws are used to attach the support pieces
32 - #6 x 3/4in for attaching the L-Angles
Step 2: Cutting Lumber To Size
Step 3: Make Support Members
Step 4: Assemble Side Rails
Next, turn assembly over so that the rough side is facing up, using two screws each, attach 5 of the 1 x 2 x 7 brace pieces: one on each end placed 1in from the end, one in the center and two at 24in from the center. Attach using the #8 x 1-1/4in Deckmate screws.
Repeat for the opposite side rail.
Step 5: Assemble End Rails
Repeat for the opposite end rail