This is my best friend! It is my battery operated nailer. Wood glue and these 18 gauge nails are all you need for this simple project. If you don’t have a nailer, brad nails will be fine. I cut the backer board to fit in between the side rails, and I cut the length so that it will fall below the slats and above the slats. This way I have a place to nail and glue it. I used a wooden tool box and the nailer to weight it down until the glue set up.
I measured the top part, isn’t it great that it was solid, and I didn’t have to remove any slats! For the memo part I used a ceiling tile that I got at our Habitat for Humanity Restore for ten cents.
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