Step 8: Attach the netting

Attach the netting
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Unroll the deer netting, and lay it over the inside of the back section, flat against the plywood. Using a staple gun, attach the netting to the inner edge of the top 1x2 and along the sides. Make sure to pull it taut so that it can’t sag when bats hang from it. Extend the netting all the way over the bottom edge, and wrap it around to the back. Once it’s stapled all around, cut off the excess.
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    Tools List

    • 30-foot tape measure
      Measuring tape
    • straight edge
      Straightedge
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • hand clamps
      Spring clamps
    • safety glasses
      Safety glasses
    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw
    • French curve and circle templates
    • drill
      Drill/driver fitted with ¼-inch drill bit
    • caulk gun
      Caulking gun
    • paintbrush
      Paintbrush (2-inch)
    • paintroller
      Foam roller (4-inch)
    • scissors
      Scissors
    • staple gun
      Staple gun

    Shopping List

    1. 2-by-4-foot section of ½-inch exterior-grade plywood

    2. One 6-foot 1x2

    3. ½-inch deer netting

    4. Exterior latex paint (black and another dark color)5. Low-VOC adhesive caulk

    6. 1-inch deck screws

    7. -inch staples

    8. 3½-inch deck screws