2x2's x 8ft
Wood top: (the finished dimensions are 39"x39" so gather whatever wood widths you'd like to make it 39") I used whatever wood I had on hand.
Countersink drill bit
2.5 inch screws
Tape measurer and Pencil
Stain or Paint
Wood glue: I didn't use it in my construction but I would recommend it, applying it on all the joints.
CUT LIST: (using a chop saw)
 cuts of 39" (2x2's)
 cuts of 15' (2x2's)
Cut all your table top boards to 39" long
(I don't have photos of this next part, Ill try and explain best I can!) take 2 thin scrap pieces of wood, like a 1x4 or 1x2, about 34' long and run them vertically, perpendicular to the wood top, across the slats and put a couple screws into each piece of wood (basically just securing them together, extra reinforcement)
Pick up your wood top and place it on top of your base, whatever you used to secure the wood top should butt up against the undersides of your base and keep it in place, does that make sense?
Sand it all down, especially the joints where you made your cuts and use some wood plugs to seal up the countersink holes. Now all you have to do select a finish and stain!
I will be back soon to blog about my easy "Restoration Hardware" greywash technique which I used to finish mine.