First I determined how long I wanted it to be. Mine is 34 inches. Then I found some nice hard wood. I used reclaimed mahogany . Then I used another scrap piece of pine as my spacer and glued it to the back of the mahogany. This is the mast.
Next I drilled through the center of the cross piece for the thumb screw. On the back side I counter sunk for a nut to be pressed into place for the finger screw to tighten into.
Once you test it to make sure it fits and works properly the cross piece is finished. Just repeat this for the rest of the cross pieces. The cross pieces that are in the center should have a rabbet on top and bottom.
Once it is finished all that is left is to mount it! I mounted mine to the closet door in my mobile art studio with bolts through the top and bottom.
Then start using it!😉