Step 4: Attach Molding, Sand and Paint

attach molding, sand and paint
Photo: David Carmack
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Cut crown molding to fit between the two shelf brackets. Align the molding between the brackets, angled slightly so that the electronic devices will tilt back when resting on it, making their screens easy to see. Leave a 1-inch gap between the molding and the base. Using a hammer and 4d finishing nails, secure the molding in place through the outside of the brackets. Putty the nail holes, sand the wood, and finish the station with stain or paint.

TOH Pro Tip: Tom Silva, TOH general contractor says, "Leave a gap between the molding that makes the back of your station and the station's base—enough to fit the smaller plug end of a charging cord. That way, you can thread the wires discreetly out the back of the station to let them drop behind a desk."
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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      Miter Saw
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • drill
      Drill Driver
    • wood glue
      Wood Glue
    • wood putty
      Wood Putty
    • sand paper
      150-grit Sandpaper
    • paintbrush
      Polyester Nylon Paintbrush

    Shopping List

    1. 3-inch Rosettes

    2. 7-inch Shelf Brackets

    3. 1x3 Pine

    4. Small Crown Molding5. 1½-inch Multi-Purpose Screws

    6. 4 Penny Finish Nails

    7. Primer and Paint