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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.

    • Tape measure
    • Circular saw
    • Socket/ratchet set
    • Socket adapter
    • Deep socket
    • Caulk gun
    • Adjustable wrench
    • Drill/driver, cordless
    • Impact driver
    • Drill bit set
    • Masonry drill bit
    • Hammer drill
    • Pry bar
    • Reciprocating saw
    • Safety glasses
    • Utility knife

You'll also need a small hydraulic jack and gloves.

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • Lag screws, 1/2-in. x 3-in.
    • Joist hanger nails
    • Treated deck post, 4x4 or larger
    • Metal post base
    • Wedge anchor, 3/8-in. x 4-in.
    • Carriage bolts, 1/2-in.
    • Flashing
    • Acrylic caulk
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