Step 9: Put on the plastic trays

Line up the plastic trays on the cross braces on the front and back of the easel, and mark the trays where you want to attach them. Lay the plastic trays on a piece of scrap wood and, using a -inch bit, drill through the marks on the plastic.

Use the holes in the plastic to mark the cross braces for pilot holes, then drill them with a -inch bit. Attach the trays to the cross braces with ¾-inch screws fitted with washers.
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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
    • 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