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Painting the Legs
You might be tempted to quickly proceed to drilling the holes, installing the leg-levellers and "threaded" bolt, and paint the legs as the last step. That's sort of the difficult way of doing things.  Here's a couple of tips that will make things very easy. 
When you get the lumber home, lightly sand the crumbs from the edges of the saw cuts.  On the top of the lumber, locate the centre by drawing two lines diagonally across the top of the lumber as shown in the photo below.  Then take a small nail and hammer it into the centre about ¼".  Repeat the process for the other end of the leg.  Repeat the process for the other legs.  This is what each top should look like.

The nail will keep the leg off the ground as you paint the leg.  Paint half of the sides of the leg first, then the top.  Flip the leg end-for-end and paint the other half.  I find that the legs will take about 2 coats of paint.  As an option, you can lightly sand the legs in between coats.  In the photo below, we've finished painting 3 legs and we've only got the 4th one left.  Of course, what we haven't shown you are the other 8 legs for two other modules. 
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