Step 2: Cut 2x4 frames and legs

Saw the 2x4 side and end frame pieces and legs to length according to the cut list. To outline each leg's rounded-off corners, draw a line parallel to, and 1¾ inches below, the top edge; measure and mark the center of that line. Use that mark as the pivot for your compass, set at a 1¾-inch radius, and draw a half-circle that intersects with the top edge. Now cut along that line with the jigsaw. Drill a hole through your compass pivot with a ¼-inch bit. Repeat for all legs.
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    Tools List

    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw fitted with scroll blade (for plywood) and aggressive blade (for lumber)
    • drill
      Drill driver fitted with ¼-inch and -inch drill bits
    • pencil compass
    • utility knife
      Utility knife
    • putty knife
      Plastic putty knife to seal the painter's tape

    Shopping List

    ½-inch birch-veneer plywood

    2x4s Get four 8-foot boards

    -by-3½-inch carriage bolts, washers, and nuts to attach the legs

    1-inch trim-head screws to attach the top

    3-inch deck screws to assemble the frame

    Wood glue

    6½-inch utility pulls Get two Wood filler

    Stain-blocking white primer

    Spray paint

    Painter's tape

    Spray polyacrylic

    220-grit sandpaper

    6-by-6-inch 16-ounce beanbags Get eight