Preview, Before & After
Step 1: The Basic Supplies
- (1) MDF Board (40" x 24")
- (1) MDF Board (24" x 7" or higher if you'd like)
- (4) 4x4s dimensional lumber (36.50" each)
- (2) 4x4s (24" long)
- (4) corner brace
- (4) 3" mending plates
Step 2: Just a Thought: Bottom Protection
This step is totally preferential but should be given consideration before proceeding:
How would you like to protect the part of the board where the board or board bag will be standing/leaning on.
This could make cutting easier later on or save cut outs completely.
- Paint with Polyurethane coat
- Paint with vinyl over it
- Only vinyl
- self-adhesive vinyl tiles
Step 3: Lining Up the Lumber
- making sure it all lines up correctly (the 4x4 side bar should leave 3.5" from the top)
- nailing/screwing the top 4x4 to the bottomboard from the bottom, lining up with edge and corners (no picture)
- lining up the outside 4x4s with the outside edge T-boning the top 4x4 and nailing/screwing them to the bottomboard board upside down
- place and screw corner braces in place
Step 4: Measuring Placement for the Middle Bar / Divider
- place by eye or measure correctly depending on the widths of your boards (preferential)
- perfect middle on the 24" wide stand should be 6.75" from the already placed 4x4
3.5 - 6.75 - 3.5 - 6.75 - 3.5 = 24"
Bar - Space - Bar - Space - Bar = Total
Step 5: Placing the Head Board & the 2nd Level Top Board
Which one gets mounted on first doesn't matter. I don't have individual pictures. So, as to not confuse anybody, I'm combining this step.
- mount the 2nd level 4x4 to the bottom with the 3" flat brackets (braces) in the middle or each slot
- as well as on the side portions of the 4x4s connecting upper and lower (no picture of mount, see sketch)
Step 6: Securing the 2nd Level Top Board to the Head Board From the Inside
screw braces on connecting both top 4x4s
Step 7: Paint If Preferred
Painted & coated with Polyurethane
Step 8: Anti-skid Patches
Invest into self-adhesive anti-skid patches and attach them to the bottom of your stand
Step 9: Slot Lining
This is a preferential step and in my case I guess I could've left the slots unpainted. This idea however came after I had painted it.
You can use carpet or like I did, 12x12" self-adhesive vinyl tiles. Just cut them in place.