Prepare the Boards
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Laurey W. Glenn

Step 1: Prepare the Boards

Measure 1 1/2 inches in from the ends of each board, and mark the spots for four holes. Then use a 7/8-inch spade bit to drill each hole.

Next, paint all sides of each shelf the color of your choice. We used one coat of black milk paint.

Editor's Tip: While drilling, place a scrap piece of wood underneath your shelves to prevent tear-out.








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