Next, cutting down to size; hubby and my bro used the table saw to cut the wood into 1.5” strips
Then, the sanding; really easy, doesn’t have to be perfect, just use a medium grain sandpaper and do a quick once over of all sides
Installation; this was also pretty simple (coming from the person who “supervised” and sunbathed the entire time :) ); the boys added two support strips of wood vertically down the centre of our existing frame to prevent the slats from warping in the centre. They also made a 1” inch thick spacer, which allowed them to maintain the exact distance between each board every time.
They held the spacer against the underside edge of the top portion of the frame, they butted the first strip of wood up against the bottom of the spacer and using the nail gun put nails into the wood at each support beam (far left, centre and far right). They repeated this step all the way down.
And…voila, bye bye sad sissy slats, hello sleek lined lady. I LOVE! The finishing touch will be the paint.
Time: 5hrs (two people)
Cost: $75 (my brother had all of the tools)
Difficulty Level: 7/10 (for peeps who know at least a little something about power tools)