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Step 1: Step 1
Work on a clean level surface. Take a square of your project after each step. Predrill and countersink your screw hole. Always use proper tools and safety equipment.
Step 2: Step 2
Tabletop. Begin by cutting your tabletop supports (shown above in blue) as shown above. You can either fasten through the tabletop with screws or you can predrill through the underside of the supports into the underside of the tabletop boards. Leave a 1/2″ gap between the tabletop boards. Use glue and 2 1/2″ screws when fastening through the top.
Step 3: Step 3
Legs. Cut your legs as shown above, with a 30 degree angle off square on both ends. Then use 2 1/2″ screws to fasten the legs to the tabletop supports. You could also use bolts for a stronger table.
Step 4: Step 4
Seat Supports. Cut the ends of your seat supports as shown above. The angle is 45 degrees. Then fasten the seat supports to the legs as shown above. Use a level on the seat supports to make sure you are fastening the seat supports level to the tabletop. Use 2 1/2″ screws and glue. If you fasten from the inside, you can hide your screw holes.
Step 5: Step 5
Seat Boards. Fasten the seat boards to the seat supports as shown here. The ends will overhang 4″. You may need to use shorter screws on the ends.
Step 6: Step 6
Sand and finish.