I used my Kreg Jig to attach my shelf. This is super easy to do. We shared a video on how easy the Kreg Jig is to use HERE! If you don’t own a Kreg Jig (yet;-)) you can also attach the boards by using 2.5″ wood screws through the outside boards and into the 2×6 shelf boards. If you do this, make sure to pre-drill first, and cover the head of the wood screw with wood putty before staining.
You can see here I have set my measurements to 1.5″ pocket holes because I am joining 2×4 wood and the thickness of the wood is 1.5″.
I put my pocket holes in my 2×6 boards. This is what they looked like all finished and ready to attach.
Next I used 2.5″ pocket hole screws to attach the pieces all together. Here are the shelves attached. One is at the base, one is 13″ from the bottom and the other is placed at 27″ from the bottom.
I have found a great way to fill pocket holes and other holes is using 3M Wood Filler!
Just squeeze some out into each hole…
Use a scraper to even it out…
And there you go.
When you are finished with that you are ready for Step 3!
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