Building Rock-Solid Exterior Walls

Hidden braces keep your house plumb and level

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
  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Level

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • 1 x 4 Metal bracing
  • Plywood or OSB Nails
  • Wood blocking