Step 2: Mark the Board For a Shelf

pencil marking where the top board sits on the mounting board
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Trace a line on the board where its top shelf will sit to figure out how high to position the supporting brackets on either end.
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    Tools List

    • 16-foot tape measure
      Measuring tape
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • flathead screwdriver
      Screwdriver

    Shopping List

    1. Three porcelain taps and escutcheons

    2. Three dummy spindles

    3. Two shelf brackets

    4. Epoxy

    5. Barn wood for shelves