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Forum topic by efsavage posted 10-22-2009 11:38 PM 1086 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-22-2009 11:38 PM

I’ve made a sill to go on top of two half walls, but I’m unsure how to attach them. Would be easy enough with some finish nails, but I don’t want any fasteners to be showing if possible. The only thing I can think of is to nail a cleat down and rout a channel for it, but I’m hoping there’s an easier option. There’s a stud below that joint compound. Any ideas?



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#1 posted 10-22-2009 11:50 PM

Get to the stud, and Liquid Nails that thing down.

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#2 posted 10-23-2009 12:03 AM

X2 Definitely construction adhesive of some sort onto the stud. Don’t use much in case you ever want to pull it up again, a little goes a long way.

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#3 posted 10-24-2009 06:21 AM

Silicone well work fine

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#4 posted 10-24-2009 06:55 PM
I made this counter top about 3 yrs. ago. Had the same problem as you as to how to attach. Well, she is glued and screwed! The 3/4 poplar is screwed to the header in the knee wall then I pre-drilled holes upward in the line of the molding shown. When the top went on, I drove 11/4” screws upward through the poplar and into the counter top. The counter top was laid in a bed of liquid nails. The base molding was inverted with the wide part hiding the screw heads. No one knows exactly what was done except me and my son and now all the LJ’s and you.

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#5 posted 10-25-2009 01:18 AM

if their is trim under it you could twonail through it then nail it to the wall

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