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Buy all the poplar stock precut at 4-foot lengths.
Transfer the stud locations on the 1x6-inch poplar plank (used as the ledger).
Countersink two holes on the ledger every stud location. Countersink the 1x2-inch poplar (used as the spacer) every eight inches.
Cut the 1x4 poplar stock into two 12-inch lengths to create the supports.
Secure the supports flush with the top of the ledger using the butterfly hinges 10 inches from either end of the ledger.
Secure the ledger to the wall using 2-1/2-inch screws, the countersunk holes and the marked-out studs on the wall.
With the supports folded in, secure the spacer to the ledger using the 2-1/2-inch screws through the countersunk holes on the spacer. Lift the countertop, and paint or stain if desired.