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Measure between the outside edges of the trim around the window where you want to install the shelf. Then cut the 2 x 8 board to that length and sand all of the surfaces smooth.
You can cut the board longer or shorter to suit the size and number of planters you’ll display. If you don’t have a suitable saw, ask a Lowe’s associate to cut the board to length.
Apply a coat of exterior stain to the entire board (Jatoba shown) and let dry.
Measure at least 1 inch in from an end of the board and attach a bracket with the back edge of the bracket and back edge of the board flush. Check that the bracket leg parallels the end of the board. Repeat for the other bracket.
Center the shelf level beneath the window, and mark the bracket mounting hole locations on the siding. Drill 1/8-inch pilot holes at each mark. If necessary, install wall anchors suited to your type of siding.
Force clear caulk into each pilot hole, leaving a small amount on the surface. Then drive screws into the siding to hold the shelf in place.
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