Step 3: Mark and drill the brackets

Mark and drill the brackets
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Each side bracket will pivot on a single screw and lock in place with a slot that slides over a second screw.

Clamp a bracket to your worktable. Measure ¾ inch in from each end of the bracket, and, using a combination square, make lines at those points. Then find the middle of each line, and make a small cross mark. Make a third cross mark at the center of the whole bracket.

Using a drill/driver fitted with a 3/32-inch bit, make a pilot hole at the center of the cross mark on one end of the bracket.

At the other end of the bracket, extend the cross mark into a ¼-inch-wide slot that runs from the middle to the lower edge of the bracket. Using a drill/driver and a ¼-inch bit, make a hole at the cross mark at the top of the slot. Do this for both brackets.
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    Tools List

    • 30-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • bar clamps
      Bar clamps
    • hand clamps
      Spring clamps
    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw
    • drill
      Drill/driver fitted with 3/32-inch and ¼-inch, and -inch drill bits and a 1¼-inch hole saw
    • safety glasses
      Safety glasses

    Shopping List

    1. Three 8-foot oak or maple 1x3s

    2. Two 23x23-inch magnetic dry-erase boards

    3. 1-inch dowel, 3 feet long

    4. Two 4-inch strap hinges

    5. ¾-inch #10 wood screws and eight washers6. 1¼-inch #8 wood screws and two washers

    7. Two plastic trays or kitchen drawer organizers

    8. One 2-foot-wide roll of paper