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Drive screws after the glue dries
Trying to hold the brackets in place for a shelf or wall cabinet while drilling pilot holes and driving screws into the brackets will make you wish you had an extra pair of hands. Save yourself a lot of frustration by gluing and clamping the brackets to the shelf or cabinet bottom, and then letting the glue dry before drilling the holes and driving the screws (left). Leave the clamps on while you drill and drive the screws.
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