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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Hammer
    • Air compressor
    • Air hose
    • Tape measure
    • Circular saw
    • Caulk gun
    • Corded drill
    • Chalk line
    • Level
    • Impact driver
    • Extension cord
    • Framing square
    • Hearing protection
    • Knee pads
    • Safety glasses
    • Sledgehammer
    • Utility knife

Depending on the method you choose, you'll need a hammer or a hammer drill to frame the walls and connect them to the concrete foundation.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • 2x4 or 2x2 lumber
    • 2x4 green treated lumber
    • Fiberglass insulation
    • Rigid insulation

You'll also need conduit or cable for electrical boxes

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