Step 9: Fasten On the Hardware

hands using a screwdiver to fasten the hardware to the pet ramp
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Mount the toy box hinge to the inside of the box, then to the underside of the lid on the same side as the piano hinge. Attach the folding door hinge to the outside of the box ½ inch from the top edge of the box on the opposite side as the piano hinge. Attach the other end of the folding hinge to the front edge of the leg. The ends of the hinge should be installed equal distance from the bolt hole at about 9 inches.

Screw a drawer pull to the back end of the box for easy lifting while extending the legs. Mount nonslip rubber strips or pads on the bottom of each leg and skid feet to the crosspieces on the underside of the box and to the back of the crosspieces between the legs.
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    Tools List

    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw
    • speed square
      Speed square
    • drill
      Drill/driver fitted with a 3/8-inch drill bit
    • Natural Bristle Brush
      Paint brush
    • putty knife
      Putty knife
    • flathead screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • adjustable wrench
      Adjustable wrench

    Shopping List

    1. 1x12 laminated shelving board Get one 6-foot board.

    2. 1x5 Get two 8-foot boards.

    3. 1 5/8-inch trim head screws

    4. 3/8-inch 2½-inch bolts to attach the legs to the box. Get two.

    5. 3/8-inch washers Get ten.

    6. 3/8 inch locking nuts Get two.

    7. Wood glue

    8. Wood filler

    9. Piano hinge Get one that's 30 inches long. 10. Folding door hinge

    11. Toy box lid supports

    12. Drawer pull

    13. Nonskid rubber strips or pads

    14. Round skid feet

    15. Latex primer

    16. Latex semi-gloss paint

    17. Contact cement

    18. Non-skid/sisal rug

    19. Coffee can