Step 2: Pre-drill holes

pre-drilling holes to turn cornice into garden tool holder
Photo: Amy Rosenfeld
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Pre-drill shallow holes in the back of the board for L-shaped brackets, which fit inside recesses in the rear of the cornice to make sure the pieces hold tight. Secure the cornice side of the brackets with adhesive and the board side with screws.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Cordless drill/driver
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • speed square
      Speed square or combination square
    • two-foot level
      Level
    • caulk gun
      Caulk gun
    • pencil compass
      Pencil

    Shopping List

    1. VINTAGE CORNICE

    2. SALVAGED WOOD BOARD

    3. WROUGHT IRON HOOKS
    try House of Antique Hardware

    4. L-SHAPED BRACKETS

    5. POLYURETHANE CONSTRUCTION ADHESIVE