- 4'x8' sheet of hardboard 1/8" thick ($7.25 at my local Lowes)
- four sticks of 1x2x8 Top Choice Lumber ($2.28 each at Lowes)
- box of #6x1-1/2" wood screws ($4.58)
- saw, preferably a miter saw
- a drill
- tape measure
- wood glue
- suitable place to make a mess
Next step, go ahead and lay out your cut pieces as you see above. The 6' lengths on the outside and the 46-1/2" pieces in between. Place the two middle pieces 2' apart from the end pieces. Then lay your corner supports in. I pre-drilled all the holes before I put the screws in because sometimes when you screw into the end of board it will split, so better to be safe than sorry. Once you've drilled and are happy with the layout go ahead and put the screws in.
So there you have it! Your basic table is built and ready to go. The next step will be to choose your paint colors, add texture to the table top and get it painted. Make sure you hold onto the extra hardboard, we'll use that for our terrain pieces coming up. So for $16.50 in lumber, I hope you can see that building a table is a pretty easy endeavor and you give it a try. Watch out for the next installment where I will texture the board and get it painted up. Thanks for reading.