Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
- Miter saw
- Tape measure
- Circular saw
- Drill/driver, cordless
- Combination square
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
- Three 8-ft. 2x4s
- Four stiff-bristle brushes (bilevel or regular deck scrub brush)
- 2-1/2" deck screws
- 2" deck screws
- 10" of aluminum angle (any size)
Best to use treated wood or cedar for outdoor durability.