So Honey investigated and discovered that the baserail was only attached to the wall with one finishing nail at each end. Yep 2 tiny little nails.
So Honey got his forshner bit out and drilled holes at the stringer going down the baserail. We inserted 3 inch deck screws and covered them with wood plugs then sanded the plugs flush with the baserail. It is not 100 percent attractive but it is definately stable
|This is what it looks like with just the plugs, before staining|
|This is the baserail and plugs stained - no poly yet. Most of them fade rather well|
Even though it is alot of work, I am glad Honey was able to make sure that it is more than just "pretty" when we are done.
Stay tuned for more adventures of Laurel and Hardy!!