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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
    • Miter saw
    • Air compressor
    • Air hose
    • Brad nail gun
    • Circular saw
    • Caulk gun
    • Level
    • Framing square
    • Hearing protection
    • Orbital sander
    • Painters tape
    • Safety glasses
    • Speed square
    • Paintbrush
    • Table saw

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • 1/2-in. MDF (Medium density fiberboard)
    • 1 3/8-in. fillet molding
    • 1/2-in. cove molding
    • Base shoe
    • Panel adhesive
    • Wood filler
    • Primer
    • Paint
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