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Step 6: Base: A Drilling Template For Speed

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Make a little template to drill pilot holes for your woodscrews. I used this piece of plastic angle, but you can use anything, even a folded piece of cardboard. Simply measure and mark the distance to halfway across the short side of a 2x4 (.75"). I marked two holes. Using this template, all my pilot holes lined up neatly and it saved time and headscratching.

If you're paranoid, like I am, check the fit of your materials. I did this simply by setting the countertop on my boards to make sure everything lined up.
 
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dingpud4 years ago

Depending on what's available for your salvaged material, you might benefit from using a harder material for making your template as repeated use may offset your holes and mess up your alignment....just a thought...
((awesome project by the way!))