Table saw /
Drill / Screw Gun (and bits)
1/8" spacer (2)
Measure Tape / Pencil
2" wood screws
8' 1x12 board ($9.50)
8' 1x6 ($5.50)
8' 1x4 ($3.30)
8' 2x2 ($1.60)
Step 3: Here we go...
Cut two pcs of 1x12 14" long
Cut two pcs of 1x4 22" long
Cut one pc of 1x6 22" long
Cut two pcs of 2x2 11" long
Cut two pcs of 2x2 6" long
Step 4: Custom cut middle piece
I placed two pcs of sheet metal scraps (1/8") on both sides of 1x6.
The width of the 3 boards ere wider than the 12" sides, so I removed 1" width from 1x6
Then I used one clamp in the center of the 3 boards (with spacers for EZ interlocking afterward)
Step 5: Sides
Place the 1x12 upright and the longer 2x2 on inside. Scribe. Drill pilot hole & secure the two 1x4s only
(center board will be used for top center.
Then make pilot holes and secure 1x12 to the 2x2... becareful to place screws so they dont interfere with first 2 screws.
Spin opposite side base to guide rail and repeat
Step 6: Top Rail
Place long side of crate against guide rail & secure the 6" 2x2 with 2 screws
...Hold center of 2x2 to the center line drawn earlier and clamp, drill pilot holes & screw
Same on other side. ...NOTE>>> At this point, make sure everything is SQUARE!!!
1x12s can tilt AND base can still be moved out of square into a trapazoid