Step 1: The nuts and bolts
8'-foot 2x4s (x9)
6" long ½" bolts (x12) with nuts (x12) and washers (x24)
Simpson Strongtie End Post Cap LCE4 (x4)
Simpson Strongtie Tie Plate (x8)
Simpson Strongtie Shelf Bracket CF-R (x2)
Nails for Strongties
3" Wood screws
A hammer, drill, and saw.
Step 2: Build the end posts
- 4ft-pieces of lumber (x2)
- 2ft pieces with 45-degree angled ends (x6)
- 3ft pieces (x4)
Take a look at the photos to see how it all fits together.
Step 3: Drill holes and assemble
When you're finished drilling, keep the clamps in place and insert the bolts. Be sure to use washers on both ends of the bolt. I used a mallet to pound the bolts in, which helped speed up the process.
If you need to take the bolts out, don't make my mistake of hammering them out from the threaded end - I ended up ruining several bolts by hammering the threads away, making it impossible to screw the nut on.
View the photos to see where I drilled the holes.