The shop has been gradually been upgraded over the past 20 years. They say “you can never have too many clamps”. As I’ve added more and more clamps, my preference has been on Bessey clamps. The first few were an older model. However, I much prefer the REVO K-clamps. There are so many features that make these clamps stand out. One feature I’ve used extensively as I install the skirt trim in the kitchen – the ability to swap the head around and turn the clamp into a spreader.
For the back side of the 9′ peninsula, I layer down a 2×6 and braced it further back in the center of the room. From this brace, I used a pair of 98″ K-clamps and my 3rd-hand extensions – each spreading from the brace to the skirt board. This held the skirt firmly in place as the glue dried.
I used a similar technique for the skirt at the base of the pantry cabinets and the end cabinet next to the stove.
To finish things off, the toe kick is 1/4″ bamboo as well.