Step 1: Cut the Beadboard and Fascia Board

miter saw cutting fascia board
Photo: Laura Moss
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Using a circular saw, cut the beadboard to size. Using a compound miter saw, cut a length of 1x6 fascia board to 25¼ inches (i.e., the width of the beadboard plus the length of the returns that will wrap its sides). To make the returns, lay the board flat on the saw and tilt the blade at a 45-degree angle as shown. From each end of the board, cut off an equal length measuring 1¼ inches from long point to square edge, so that the fascia board measures 22½ inches long point to long point. (If your miter saw doesn't have a blade that tilts, make these cuts with a jigsaw instead by adjusting the foot plate.)
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    Tools List

    • circular saw
      Circular Saw
      to cut the beadboard
    • miter saw
      Compound Miter Saw
    • bar clamps
      Clamps
      to hold the bag dispenser together as it dries
    • pneumatic brad nailer
      Pneumatic Brad Nail Gun
    • drill
      Drill/Driver
    • Aviation Snips
      Tin Snips
    • caulk gun
      Caulking Gun
      to apply adhesive caulk
    • artist paintbrush
      ½ inch paintbrush
      to apply wood glue
    • paintbrush
      Paintbrush
      to paint or stain the assembly

    Shopping List

    1. Work gloves

    2. Beadboard paneling

    3. 1x6 to make the fascia board and bag organizer

    4. 1x5 for the shelf

    5. Corner guard to surround the sides and bottom of the beadboard

    6. Crown molding to trim the spot beneath the shelf. Choose a profile with a projection of about 1 inch.

    7. ¼-inch square dowel to create a stop rail on top of the shelf

    8. -inch square dowel to build the frame of the bag dispenser

    9. ¾-inch shelf edging to cover the exposed edges of the tin that covers the bag dispenser10. ½-inch pin nails

    11. 1-inch pin nails

    12. ½-inch sheet metal screws

    13. 3-inch deck screws

    14. ¾-inch wood screws to attach the bag dispenser to the organizer

    15. -inch hole plugs

    16. Hooks

    17. Tin ceiling tile to wrap the bad dispenser

    18. Wood glue

    19. Adhesive caulk

    20. 150-grit sandpaper

    19. Paint