The next step is to measure and mark the boards and then drill the holes.
Be careful to keep the drill perpendicular to be sure that your posts are
straight up and down. If you have access to a drill press this makes it
easy to do a good job, but it can also be done easily by hand, just be sure
to keep the drill straight and square to the board.
Do not drill all the way through the board, drill your holes about 1/2”
Now cut enough dowels, 2” long, to fill the holes you just drilled. Do not
put them in the holes just yet. That part comes after you have sanded,
painted or stained and finished all the wooden parts.
Once everything is sanded and painted or stained you can use a hammer to
gently tap the dowels into the holes. That’s it; you are done!
Aren’t you proud of yourself? Give yourself a pat on the back!
OK, now it’s time to fill those new topper racks up. Here’s how Carol has
used a few of them.