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A Recap (Just to make sure we did all the right steps) Before we go to the assembly stage, let's recap what we've done so far.  We started out with some pieces of wood that we cut into 7 pieces plus a couple of scraps:
  • One 4' length - Front Piece
  • One 4' length - Back Piece
  • Two 22½" pieces - End Plates
  • Two 22½" pieces - End Cross Members
  • One 22½" piece - Middle Cross Member
We marked each of these pieces.  
We then made a "screw marker" and laid out and drilled some holes in the wood:
  • 5 holes in each of the two End Plates for fastening the two End Cross Members
  • 3 holes at each end of the Front Piece and the Back Piece for fastening the two End Plates.
  • 3 holes at each end of the Front Piece and the Back Piece for fastening the two End Cross Members
  • 3 holes in the middle of the Front Piece and the Back Piece for fastening the Middle Cross Member

We next located, drilled, glued, and installed 3 sets of T-nuts:
  • 4 T-nuts in the End Cross Members to fasten the legs to our module.
  • 2 T-nuts and 2 alignment pin holes in the End Pieces (optional) to quickly align another set of modules at either end.  
  • 4 T-nuts in the End Pieces which allow us to "bolt" carry plates to each end of two modules to transport two modules together as one boxed set (optional). 

We then cut out and recessed a hole in the Front Piece and the Back Piece so that we could install a couple of RJ12 telco jacks. 

We went from this:

to this:

in a few easy steps. (Sorry if you can't see the holes we've drilled, but you know they're there.)
If you've managed to stay with us so far, congratulations.  You've finished the most difficult part of building a module.  From here on, things get very easy.