Cut ListCut List: A) 4 - 1x3 @ 29 1/4" (Fronts and Backs of the Legs) B) 4 - 1x2 @ 29 1/4" (Sides of the Legs) C) 2 - 1x3 @ 10" (Side Support) D) 1 - 1x2 @ 37" (Stretcher) E) 2 - 1x3 @ 37" (Side Trim for the stretcher) F) 2 - 1x4 @ 10" (Side Apron) G) 2 - 1x4 @ 37" (Front and Back Apron) H) 1 - 1x12 @ 48" (Base for the top) I) 2 - 1x4 @ 11 1/2" J) 1 - 1x12 @ 41"
Construct your legs by nailing through the 1x3 legs into the edge of the 1x2 legs with 2" nails and glue. The legs will be positioned with the 1x3s to the front, 1x2s to the side, as shown in the diagram.
Start by marking each of the legs 5" from the bottom of the board. This will be the bottom of the side support, C. Nail C to the legs, using 1 1/4" nails and glue, from the inside.
Now add the stretcher, D, centering D on the support, C, but keeping the top edges flush. D will lay flat, with the wide side up. This is demonstrated above. Use glue and 2" nails, nailing through the support, C, into the end of D.
Add the side trim pieces, E. First, nail through the supports C into E, using 2" nails. Then nail down the length of the stretcher, taking care to keep the top edge of the stretcher (D) perfectly flush with the top edge of the stretcher support (E). Use glue and 2" nails.
Now use the 1 1/4" nails to nail through the back of the side apron pieces, F, into the legs. Use glue. Keep top edges perfectly flush.
Do the same for the front and back apron pieces, G, as shown above. Nail through G into the legs using 1 1/4" nails and glue. Keep top edges flush. Take a minute to check for square
Now add the base top, piece H. Keep the front and back edges flush with the legs, but let the sides overhang 4" on either side. Nail into the legs and the apron using 2" nails and glue.
Use glue and 1 1/4" nails to attach the breadboard ends to the base top. Keep all outside edges flush.
I recommend not cutting the final piece, J, unitl you have taken an exact measurement. Add the final piece, using glue and 1 1/4" nails.