Step 7: Secure the Shelf

Adhere the Shelf
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Adhere the shelf to the frame with wood glue. Then predrill holes in its center and ends. Drive in 4-inch screws, anchoring them in the wood on which the shelf sits. Replace the apron molding, securing it with finish nails.

Tip:
To hide joinery seams and screw holes, use a filler made from wood glue and sawdust. Blend until the mixture is the consistency of peanut butter.
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