It was a beautiful evening tonight and while the girls were jumping on pogo sticks and riding scooters down the driveway I glued up the 1×2 stock surrounding the rear deck hatch opening. I applied a good amount of Titebond 2 glue and then just clamped it all together. I didn’t use any mechanical fasteners. I think it will stay together just fine once it sets up. Until then there are a lot of clamps holding it all together.