Step 8: Mount the strip level

securing the new table to the wall
photo: Kristine Larsen
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To secure your new table to the wall, cut a wood strip that fits between its interior blocking. Mount the strip level on the wall at the height of the table's underside. Rest the table on the strip, and join the two with finishing nails tapped through the table top.
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    Tools List

    • nail puller
      nail puller
    • paint scraper
      scraper
    • speed square
      speed square
    • bar clamps
      bar clamp
    • jigsaw
      jigsaw
    • drill
      drill/driver, with countersink combo bit
    • torpedo level
      torpedo level
    • hammer
      hammer

    Shopping List

    1. Salvaged spindles

    2. Salvaged stair tread

    3. Rough-sawn pine board, or salvaged riser

    4. 2x4, for blocking

    5. 3 ½-inch deck screws

    6. 1 5/8 screws

    7. 8d finishing nails