Step 1: Mark pilot-hole locations on the panels.

measuring and marking an artists' wood panel
Photo: Anthony Tieuli
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Measure the distance between the outer and inner corners of the panels' frames, and mark the center points. Use locking pliers to remove the hanger bolts from the legs, and center the top of a leg on each mark to make sure it lands within the frame.
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    Tools List

    • 30-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • locking pliers
      Locking pliers
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • 1/4-inch drill bit
      1/4-inch drill bit
    • 3/32-inch drill bit
      3/32-inch drill bit
    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • paintbrushes
      Paintbrushes

    Shopping List

    Artists' wood panels, by 12 by 16 inches Get three.

    Table legs, 6 to 8 inches long Get twelve.

    5/16-by-2½-inch wood-to-wood dowel screws Get eight.

    2½-inch deck screws Get four.
    ¼-inch wood dowel for plugs Get one 3-foot section.

    Wood glue

    Wood filler

    220-grit sandpaper

    Primer and paint of your choice