Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
- Cordless drill
- Circular saw
- Block plane
If you have more than one stud to plane, you may need a power plane.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
- 2 x 4s (to replace badly warped studs)
- 1 x 3s (for inward bows)
- 16d framing nails
- 2-1/2-in. screws