Cut the cardboard boxes into flat sheets, try to avoid using any corners or seams.
sheets together into sets of two with spray adhesive.
templates onto the sheets and cut them out.
are five shapes you will need.
trestles (legs) are 19" tall x 17" wide. You will need 8 of them.
top pieces are 49" wide by 5" tall. You will need 9 of them.
stretchers are 37 x 3 1/2" tall. You will need 2 of them.
stretcher keys are 42" x 31/2" tall. You will need 2 of them.
center x-pieces are 18" x 5" and you will need 4 of them.
cutting the notches, make sure they are a little bit more than 1/2" wide
so the cardboard will fit easily inside.
all the trestles into a single pile, with the trestle piece with only 2 base
notches on the top and bottom. Now make a pile of the stretchers with the
stretchers on the outside, and the two stretcher keys on the inside. Put ALL
the stretchers in the middle of the trestle pieces.
the trestles into two columns of four and move them to the end of the stretcher pieces. Insert all the stretchers into the trestle notches. (You may want to
put a top piece or two in place during this process, simply to hold stuff
add all the top pieces into the slits on the tops of the trestle bases.