It’s been a couple of days but it’s a little tricky these days to find some time to work on the bar. Today is a quick job. All I am doing is adding the cross pieces. My miter saw made quick work of cutting them out of 2X4 treated lumber, including a 45 degree cut on the end which is purely for cosmetics.
The first thing I did was attach the cross pieces using my air compressor and nail gun. Measuring the distance between the leg posts at the bottom, I made sure they were attached to the cross pieces at the same distance to force the posts to be perfectly straight up and down.
I then used my screw gun and 3/16 inch drill bit to drill the pilot holes and the 1 inch bit for the counter sink holes. The socket attachment made quick work of the 3 inch lag bolts.
This is really starting to look cool. In less than a half an hour I got all 10 cross pieces attached. The last part of assembly is to install the top planks. Again, that should not take a lot of time but I will leave it for another day.