Pencil for marking angles
Measure & Cut boards (8 pieces total)
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BASE: On both ends of the 36" long boards, measure & mark 2" then use your angle to mark a 45 degree angle from the 2" mark to the top of the board. Be sure to mark the left and right sides opposite so that the base boards will be wider at the bottom than the top.
Adjust your saw to a 45 degree angle, then cut all the notches. You may have to mark the opposite side of the board to match the side you are sawing from. Be sure to always mark/cut the same direction, with the discard side on the same side (sometimes the saw blade will not be centered and will cut more from one side than the other).
Mark vertical center line on 28" long board (should be 2 3/4" from outer edge)
Mark from the bottom (when placed vertically, notched end is at top) 12", 18", 24". These mark the center of the holes that will be drilled.
Drill holes in post using 1 1/4" hole bit and drill press. Make sure to line up center point of hole with center point of drill bit
POST: Screw side base boards (36") to vertical post boards (28" with holes, notches at top). Be careful to make boards perpendicular and centered. Screw 4 to 5 2-1/2" deck screws from both sides of boards, being sure to space them differently from either side.
It is important to do this correctly so that your pipe will fit within the holes correctly.
Next, screw the outer spacer boards along the top edges, close to the top edge of the notches.
It's important to paint or seal to protect from the elements. You might want to also apply some calk to crack to prevent water from seeping into the cracks.
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