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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.

    • Cordless drill
    • Chalk line
    • Level
    • Stepladder

You'll also need a laser level, a torpedo level, a magnetic level and a plumb bob.

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • Shims
    • Masking tape
    • Playing cards
    • Spacer blocks
    • Straight boards

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