How to attach this piece of wood in corner


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Old 06-30-24, 10:30 AM
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How to attach this piece of wood in corner

I have this piece of wood I need to attach to an existing cabinet. Here is a picture from the inside. The lighter piece of wood marked with the arrow is what I need to attach. Keep in mind this is from the interior perspective. I have to be standing on the outside and use whatever method is best to attach it.

I see the original cabinet had staples in the inside corner as you can see in the picture. I have a powershot stapler but it is too wide and won't sit flush to be able to use it.

What could I do? Thanks.



 
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Old 06-30-24, 01:07 PM
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Pre-drill clearance holes in the new piece and pilot holes through that into the vertical piece and use screws.
 
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Old 06-30-24, 02:16 PM
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You are limited as you cannot do anything from the front.
Power stapler is of no use.
I would primarily rely on using a good woodworkers glue like Elmers or Titebond and drill one hole for a screw where your arrow is. The screw will hold the wood in place until the glue dries.
 
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Old 06-30-24, 02:59 PM
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Pocket hole screw. Pocket hole jigs can be very inexpensive if you only need a simple jig

https://www.menards.com/main/tools/p....htm?exp=false
 

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A good glue and a couple of pocket hole screws would do the job.
 
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Old 07-01-24, 05:08 AM
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on pocket hole screws.

Kreg basic kit: Kreg Pocket Hole Jig

Once you have one, you'll find plenty of uses.
 
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Thanks guys, I guess pocket hole screw and glue it is! Ordered the mini jig and will see how it goes.
 
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How much space do you have inside the cabinet to install the pocket screws?
 
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The holes are drilled in the attached piece before it is in place. The only room needed is for a square bit driver.
 
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Old 07-01-24, 07:48 AM
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The square drive bit in the kits is quite long and if you chuck in a drill, even longer. In confined spaces, sometimes have to resort to square drive screwdriver. If you haven't done pocket screws before, good idea to experiment on scrap to get the hang of it.
 
 

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