Step 2: Install the Top Rail

To make as few cuts as possible, first mount the long upper horizontal piece, or rail, using glue and nails. If your existing baseboard doesn't match the trim material, do the same for the bottom rail. Hold off on the middle rail for now.
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    Tools List

    • miterbox with saw
      Handsaw or miter saw
    • brad nailer
      Brad nailer

    Shopping List

    1. ½-by-4-inch medium-density fiberboard (MDF) trim

    2. Panel adhesive

    3. Brad nails

    4. Joint compound

    5. Sandpaper

    6. Paintable caulk

    7. White paint