Step 3: Check for plumb and install the second screw

checking for plumb before installing the second screw of a window box bracket
Photo: Mary Beth Montgomery
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Hold a 2-foot level against the side of the bracket to ensure that it's perfectly plumb.

Bore a pilot hole and counterbore for the second screw through the bracket just above the horizontal leg, where it will be hidden by the window box.

Drive another 3-inch screw through the bracket.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Cordless drill with Phillips tip
    • four-foot level
      4-foot level
    • two-foot level
      2-foot level
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • Countersink bit
      Combination countersink/counterbore bit

    Shopping List

    1. WINDOW BOX

    2. TWO WINDOW BOX BRACKETS

    window boxes longer than 48 inches need a third, center bracket



    3. 2 1/2-INCH DECKING SCREWS

    4. 3-INCH DECKING SCREWS

    5. CONTAINER SOIL

    6. PAINT OR STAIN

    7. FLOWERS AND PLANTS