Cutting out the components
After months of thinking about it, there was no more putting it off. I was able to get all of the parts for the frame out of these two pieces of 1×4 aluminum that my friend John gave me.
All of the cuts were made with a circular saw. It worked well enough, but I wouldn’t want to do it day in and day out.
It doesn’t look like much yet, but at least it is started.