Step 4: Mark the Box for Fasteners

marking the inside of the box's base to attach to the base
Photo: Laura Moss
Flip the box open-side up, and mark where to drill holes for the fasteners. Use a wood spacer as a guide to ensure that the screws will be positioned in the center of the frame of the box above. In my case, the spacer was inch thick.
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    Tools List

    • carpenter's pencil
    • multi-bit screwdriver
    • paintbrush
    • drill
    • combination square
      Combination square

    Shopping List

    Wood column

    6 coat hooks with screws

    Circular wood plaque

    Three open-ended boxes
    (8-, 10- and 12-inch square)

    Wood screws

    Painter's tape

    Wood glue

    Paint (small sample pot)

    1 quart clear acrylic polyurethane