Step 10: Mount a Non-Slip Rug on the Lid

man attaching a non slip rug to the lid of the pet ramp
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Cut a nonslip rug, like the sisal shown here, to the size of the lid. Roll contact cement onto the top of the lid and the underside the sisal rug in a well-ventilated area. Allow the contact cement to dry to the touch. Place scrap strips of wood on top of the lid to keep the surfaces from making contact and instantly bonding before the rug is perfectly positioned.

Place the end of the rug flush with the end of the lid. Slowly remove the scraps, allowing the rug to bond to the lid, making sure the edges stay flush with the edges of the lid. Work your way from one end of the lid to the other until the rug is secure.
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    Tools List

    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw
    • speed square
      Speed square
    • drill
      Drill/driver fitted with a 3/8-inch drill bit
    • Natural Bristle Brush
      Paint brush
    • putty knife
      Putty knife
    • flathead screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • adjustable wrench
      Adjustable wrench

    Shopping List

    1. 1x12 laminated shelving board Get one 6-foot board.

    2. 1x5 Get two 8-foot boards.

    3. 1 5/8-inch trim head screws

    4. 3/8-inch 2½-inch bolts to attach the legs to the box. Get two.

    5. 3/8-inch washers Get ten.

    6. 3/8 inch locking nuts Get two.

    7. Wood glue

    8. Wood filler

    9. Piano hinge Get one that's 30 inches long. 10. Folding door hinge

    11. Toy box lid supports

    12. Drawer pull

    13. Nonskid rubber strips or pads

    14. Round skid feet

    15. Latex primer

    16. Latex semi-gloss paint

    17. Contact cement

    18. Non-skid/sisal rug

    19. Coffee can