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Step 4: Base: Materials

To make the frame, you will need to acquire some materials. I was able to get almost everything from the trash.

*. You need an 8' 2x4 or the equivalent in smaller pieces. You need at least one piece that is about 4' long. You can make almost the entire base from this single board. I was able to find one 8' piece in the dumpster of a construction site near my house (See: Material Acquisition Recommendations). Later, I found a few more short scraps of much nicer stuff.

*. You need 4 bolts (at least 4 inches long), 4 nuts and a handful of woodscrews. I was able to find bolts in the trash (during Fargo's famous Spring Cleaning Week), but all the screws I found were too short. My friend Wolfgang loaned me some deck screws because he had a lot of them left over from building his workshop.

*. You need large-ish piece (20x22 or larger) of either countertop material, coated MDF, melamine, or plastic. I chose countertop material because I was able to find it in a local dumpster. Often you can get such cutoff pieces at no cost simply by asking. Additionally, if you wait until the end of the month when people are moving from apartment to apartment, there will be pieces of furniture like desks, coffeetables, and bookshelves that have the right finish. The important thing is that the surface be a little slippery.

*. You need a power strip. This will be the control center for your lighting. You can get away without it if they are hard to come by or expensive. I found mine in the trash on moving day.

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<p>Ha, couldn't make it to 100 steps eh!</p><p>A truly impressive instructable. You have put in an amazing effort to create this and the documentation - you should feel very proud of this effort. Both interesting and practical. Thank you!</p>
<p>Just excellent!</p>
Great read and awesome detailed project. Too much work for me though. Good thing I prefer physical books to e books.
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For a good source of glue syringes, go to woodcraft.com and search on 'syringe'. There are several types including Luer-Lok. <br><br>Also, you can try a friendly neighborhood pharmacist and tell them what you're trying to do, sometimes they'll just give you one. It's worth a try.<br>
Forgot to mention--you can also order syringes and needles straight from Amazon, super cheap.
<p>Thats helpful</p>
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<p>Fantastic! This project will cause information revolution. </p>
<p>Awsome it gave me some idea. Thank you for your work here:)</p>
<p>Very nice liked. I hope you the further development.</p>
<p>This is an amazing idea.</p>
<p>wonderful</p>
<p>really clever.</p>
<p>Excellent, i wish i'd have had this when i was at uni</p>
<p>wow a ground breaking design for a simple job. </p>
<p>Intelligent and articulate. Nice work!</p>
<p>Thank you for this nice Instructable. I like it</p><p>Rima</p>
<p>Very cool, i'm sure a few library's should take notice of this and have you build one for them.</p>
<p>Terrific...!!</p>
<p>Extremely good...!!</p>
<p>Thats useful</p>

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