DIY Picture Rails


I decided I wanted to put up a couple of picture rails in the studio over that big cabinet.  I went to Lowe’s and bought 2 preprimed – 1×3’s that were 12′ long and had them cut into 5′ lengths (gave me 4 – 5′ with a couple of 2′ left overs).  I clamped two of them together and pre-drilled some holes.

Then I took them apart and applied a bead of wood glue along the length of the shelf board.

Re-clamped and used some drywall screws ( 1 1/4″) to attach the shelf board to the back board and let them dry.  Did the same thing to the other 2 5′ boards.

I had some 8′ trim pieces in the barn.  I’ll use these for the front of the shelf board so my picture frames don’t fall off.  I cut the trim pieces to 5′ and painted everything – Behr Semi-gloss Bright White. Then waited for everything to dry . . . . .

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Hi, I'm hoping that my blog and my experiences will help to encourage you. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

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