For the top, we purchased a 2 x 12 x 8
and Dee cut it into 8 pieces each 12 inches long, the math actually works out on that, I checked. I love these cute feet that I see on the majority of the risers on Etsy and Pinterest and discovered they're not feet at all, they're craft finials. I got them at Lowe's for $2.98 (for 2!) That's cheap like dirt!!!