Work has begun.
I sized the panels so that they will have a 2" border/gap between
themselves and the side walls in the nook. I frog taped before cutting
before I cut so that I will have a perfectly placed tape line for
painting the edges of the walnut panels.
Panels flipped front side down and the French cleats attached along with
he wall side cleats set on top and fixed in place with vertical
retaining strips, 4 of them.
The wall side cleat assembly removed. Four additional vertical cleat
retainers will be added to the opposite side and then the original
vertical cleat retainers will be remove. The original vertical cleat
retainers. if not removed, would be between the wall and the cleats.
The wall cleat assembly will be attached to the wall, the last 4
vertical cleat retainers removed and finally the walnut horizontal
panels will be hung on the wall mounted cleats.
The walnut panels with attach cleates that will mate with the wall cleats.
And lastly, again, where all this is headed. ;~)