Step 4: Paint all the pieces

man spray painting wood
Photo: Wendell Webber
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Apply primer to the legs and upright with a paintbrush. This will seal the raw wood and cover knots, and make the colors pop. Coat the rack in one color, and paint each rung a different color. Paint the second stand in the same way.
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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • drill
      Drill driver fitted with 1-inch paddle bit and ¼-inch drill bit
    • paintbrush
      Paintbrushes
    • flathead screwdriver
      Flat-head screwdriver
    • utility scissors
      Utility scissors
    • japanese pull saw
      Pull saw

    Shopping List

    1-inch dowels Get six at 36-inch lengths

    2x4s Get two 8-foot boards

    Golf balls Get at least 12

    3/16-inch twisted nylon rope Get a 10-foot rope

    Stain-blocking white primer Get 1 quart Spray paint in at least four colors

    Two ¼-by-4-inch carriage bolts

    Two ¼-inch washers

    Two ¼-inch wing nuts

    3-inch deck screws