Well, I measured twice all right, but forgot to allow for the thickness of the batting and fabric. It might be better to staple everything from the back,,less chance of splitting..
I will need to make a larger covering fabric,so rather than taking off the smaller piece, I'll just add on another larger layer.
You can barely see the added-on tab coming through the hole at the top..it worked well.
DH is so good at staples (1/4")...would be better if we had a better staple gun... This is the only part that I would change, if I could think of a better way to attach the fabric and still have it taunt and smooth on the front side. I will need to be careful where I place this board because I don't want to scratch any nice surfaces...maybe another pad to go under it????
Oh, here's the front:
And no splitting of wood!
Whew! Didn't think I'd ever get this one done....
Thanks, DH (Dear Husband,,,,Dear Honey....)