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Find the instructions at Lowe's Creative Ideas' photo display case project is a beautiful and unique way to display all your great photos of family and friends. This video will detail tips and tricks to make the project go more smoothly. Save yourself some time and have Lowe's cut the back to size for you. You'll have to cut the legs to match perfectly. To get that perfect match, use double stick tape to keep the pieces together and cut them at the same time. Cut the display shelf and edging pieces a little longer than necessary, and then each shelf assembly gets glued together. When you're building multiples of something, it's a great time to use a spacer for consistency. Use tape to keep your spacer from accidentally getting glued in place. Once a shelf assembly is dry, you're going to 'trim to fit': trim one end flush, then measure it against your backer, mark it for length, and trim that end. The pieces of the photo display case are almost ready to assemble, but before you start make sure you sand the wood. Sand with the grain. It's much easier to do this when the case is in pieces. Use spacers to create consistent spacing between the shelves. As you work your way down, keep just one of the legs clamped, that will allow for some give when you slip in your shelves to glue. When everything's dry, you'll attach the back to the shelves and here's an easy way to make sure you don't misfire and miss the shelf. Draw a line between the two screws right onto the backer and use that as the marker to drive your screws. Here's one final trick: Mark the spot where you need to add the cleat with a piece of tape that stays in place while you stain. Unscrew the back then stain all the pieces. When you add the cleat, you know exactly where it goes. When you're ready to install the display, lean it against the wall and draw a light line across the top shelf. Move the display, and locate the studs. Then using L-brackets, bend them to the correct angle, then attach them to the display and the wall. These prevent the display from being pulled down. Sturdy and spectacular, with tons of room for your special photos. For more great projects like this, go to Subscribe to Lowe's YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: Or head to our channel:
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