• Share:

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
    • 4-lb.
    • Tape measure
    • Circular saw
    • Caulk gun
    • Corded drill
    • Level
    • Drill bit set
    • Garden rake
    • Wheelbarrow
    • Safety glasses
    • Sawhorses
    • Spade
    • Speed square
    • Paintbrush
    • Utility knife
Rubber gloves
3/8-in. drill bit, 12-in. long
5/16-in. masonry bit

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • 4 x 6 treated timbers
    • 3/4-in. gravel
    • Pea gravel
    • Spray paint
    • Plastic tarp
    • Plastic sheeting, 4 mil.
    • Landscape fabric
    • Fabric spikes
    • Exterior stain
    • Wood preservative
    • 3/8-in. x 10-in. spikes
    • 3-in. deck screws
    • 1/4-in. x 1-1/2-in. concrete screws
    • Silicone caulk

Add Your Comment

How to Install a Terraced Window Well in Your Basement

Please add your comment

Log in to My Account

Log in to enjoy membership benefits from The Family Handyman.

  • Forgot your password?
Don’t have an account yet?

Sign up today for FREE and become part of The Family Handyman community of DIYers.

Member benefits:

  • Get a FREE Traditional Bookcase Project Plan
  • Sign up for FREE DIY newsletters
  • Save projects to your project binder
  • Ask and answer questions in our DIY Forums
  • Share comments on DIY Projects and more!
Join Us Today

Report Abuse

Reasons for reporting post

Free OnSite Newsletter

Get timely DIY projects for your home and yard, plus a dream project for your wish list!

Follow Us