3x2 Water Barrel Rack
(0) Optionally apply sealer/stain to the lumber, before or after cutting it.(1) Assemble front rack by laying four A's down and placingtwo C2's and one D2 into their notches. One attime, remove D2 and C2's, applying construction adhesive to mating surfaces of A's, replacing D2/C2, andattaching firmly with two 2.5" or 3" screws at each joint. Optionally, you can pre-drill each hole with a bitrougly 1/3-1/2 the diameter of the screw, to prevent splitting. When complete, measure both diagonals andclamp as necessary to make them equal; this ensures a "true" (square) frame.(2) Repeat for the rear rack. Allow construction adhesive to fully cure, at least over night.(3) Stand front and rear racks up (note that the C2's of both racks are on the front side, and the D2s are onthe outsides), and connect with E's, applying construction adhesive to ends of E's. Screws will be attached45deg angle from above and below, through end of E into A and B. Measure both diagonals and clamp asnecessary to ensure the rack is true. Also measure and true the horizontal diagonals between inner cornersof A and B. Optionally, you could add E's between the upper C2's.(4) Optionally allow construction adhesive to cure overnight.(5) Attach water barrel support beams F, two per barrel notch. Place one pair without construction adhesive,insert an empty water barrel, and note whether the barrel is supported by only F's, only C2's, or both, andadjust the height/offset of all F's as you wish. Placing F's flush with C2 barrel notches, or 1/4" lower, is a gooapproximation for those common blue barrels. Attach all F's with construction adhesive and two screws. Theexact angular placement of F's is not critical; just be consistent.