Step 4: Apply the adhesive

Apply the adhesive
Photo: Ask This Old House TV
«»
Place a 54x72-inch piece of felt on a worktable. Stretch it slightly, and hold it in place with spring clamps.

Place the MDF on a plastic drop cloth, away from the felt. Spray the top of the MDF with adhesive. Work in long, even strokes across the whole board. Spray the felt with adhesive as well. Let both pieces dry according to the instructions on the can.
Ask TOH users about Yard & Garden

Contribute to This Story Below

    Tools List

    • miterbox with saw
      Miter box with backsaw
    • drill
      Drill/driver fitted with 4-inch and 2¾-inch hole saws
    • hand clamps
      Spring clamps
    • drop cloth
      Plastic drop cloth
    • utility knife
      Utility knife
    • framing square
      Framing square
    • hacksaw
      Hacksaw

    Shopping List

    One 2x4-foot sheet of ¾-inch medium-density fiberboard
    (MDF)

    Five deck balusters

    Wood glue

    Cyanoacrylate glue
    (aka Krazy Glue)

    1½ yards of 72—inch—wide green felt

    Spray adhesive

    3-inch PVC pipe fitting
    (coupling, cap, or adapter)Five composite wood balusters
    (such as Trex)

    Outdoor welcome mat
    or artificial turf

    Two 5-gallon buckets

    Duct tape

    Three 2-inch PVC elbows

    Flexible plastic sign

    Note: Materials list is for a single panel. The course shown is made up of four panels.