Description: Supplies Ikea Lack side table – $10 8 Brass Corner Plates – 2 packs of 4 came to be $12 Brass Fabric Nails – 3 packs of 25 came to be $6
Tools Hammer Small Phillips head screw driver Tape measure Small drill for making guide holes, or a nail does the trick if you do not have a drill
Installing the Corner Brackets Hold the bracket on the corner of the table or legs, use a drill or hammer a nail into the table to create the guide holes for the screws Screw in the brackets
Adding the Fabric Nails Use a tap measure before doing anything. I thought I would just try to keep the nails aligned and space them out by guessing, bad idea. It ended looking very sloppy and I had to remove them from the table and re-nail them in. This also damaged that side of the table so I put that side facing the window. Figure out how many nails are going on each side and measure out the space needed between them to make them even. Also determine where the center of the nail needs to be in order for the line of nails to be straight across.
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