LIVE IN A
I installed my rails—the horizontal pieces—making sure to
do so on the correct side of the
square line. You can use anything
from cut nails to drywall screws
to fasten. Note: For nailing applications, a little construction
adhesive couldn’t hurt to hold
everything together over time.
We used 1/2-by- 1-1/2-inch lags
(they required two washers to
keep from piercing through the
other side of the door).
Install the top rail
Predrill for hardware and
install the bottom rail.
LAYOUT AND CUT THE Z
The next step is to connect the
top and bottom rail with a diagonal
brace I call the Z. This is finicky,
so it pays to be careful, patient,
and to use a few test pieces
before cutting the final piece.
Use a piece of scrap lumber
the same width as the Z material
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