First off I had to find a reasonably priced keyboard tray that was still a quality product. I was stumped when it arrived when I found out it was meant to attach to something deeper than my bookcase. Of course, that didn’t stop me. As usual I found what I needed in our stash of usable scraps in the basement.
- Keyboard tray. Came with its own screws.
- Tape measure.
- Though one cordless drill will do, I used ours for pre-drilling, plus an impact driver for inserting the screws. Let me tell you, everyone should have an impact driver.
- Small drill bit for pre-drilling holes and either flat head or Phillips head bit to fit the screws you are using.
- Wood one-bys. I cut a one by four in half lengthwise and then each piece to 13 inches, which was long enough to extend just a little more than I needed to keep the drawer slides from damaging the wall behind the bookcase.
- Clamps for holding wood to underside of the shelf.
- One and a quarter inch screws for attaching wood to underside of the shelf.
- Oh, and books, lots of books. That is if, like me, you wind up doing this part on your own.