Step 1: You will need:
2 of 44 x 1160mm pine – apron, long sides
2 of 44 x 800mm pine – apron, short sides
3 of 140 x 800mm pine – top supports
4 of 44 x 44 x 730mm pine – legs
2 of 44 x 610mm PAR pine – narrow side, cross beams
2 of 44 x 720mm PAR pine – wide side, cross beams
4 steel angle brackets, small
4 drop-down/flap hinges
16mm wood screws
4.5 x 65mm wood screws
3.5 x 3.5mm wood screws
Exterior wood sealer and stain
Drill/Driver plus assorted bits
Tape measure and pencil
Jigsaw and clean-cut blade
Step 2: Preparation
Take the time to sand smooth any rough edges before assembly.
Always apply wood glue to add joints.
Step 3: Cut the groovy top planks
GOOD TO KNOW
I found it easier to cut one and then use this as a template to cut out the rest of the planks.
Sand the cut edges smooth with 180-grit sandpaper.
Step 4: Stain and first coat sealer
If you leave until later, you will find it very difficult to stain and seal the gaps between the top planks.
Step 5: Assemble top frame
To make the frame to support the top planks, attach the short sides to the long sides with steel angle braces and 16mm screws.
GOOD TO KNOW
Corner clamps come in very handy when you are working on your own - it's like having an extra pair of hands to help you.