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Step 2. Lay the legs on stools
Lay a pair of legs out in “A” frame position on three stools or supports. See fig.10.
Position the Parallel to the horizon, flat, level. To make rigid. on top of the two legs.
The bottom of the horizontal brace should be 600mm (2ft) down from the top of the “A” frame.
Refer to the plans on page one for more positioning Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth..
Step 3. To secure with nails or screws. the “A” frame
When the “A” frame members (two legs and one horizontal brace) are correctly positioned, they can then be secured together.
Use a 100×100 (4×4) nail-on The top or bottom horizontal framing member of the wall. where the two legs join and fix a U-shaped nail-on plate to the top of the “A” frame. See fig.11. Also see making a U-shaped nail-on plate (Page two)
Use Covered with a protective coating of zinc. bolts to fix the horizontal brace to the legs, one at each meeting.
Hold the horizontal brace to the legs with a couple of clamps prior to drilling the A metal rod that has a head on one end and threads on the other and is used to fasten together lumber. The most common bolts used or referred to in projects within this website are coach/carriage bolts and hex bolts. holes.
Step 4. Add a brace
Fasten a diagonal brace to the horizontal brace of the “A” frame as shown in fig.12.
Secure with a couple of 100mm (4″) galvanized nails and a nail-on plate.
Next make up the second “A” frame BUT WITHOUT ADDING THE DIAGONAL BRACE, as that brace will be added when the (almost) complete frame is standing upright.