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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
    • Clamps with a reach of at least 18 in.
    • Circular saw
    • Corded drill
    • Chalk line
    • Level
    • Framing square
    • Handsaw
    • Stair gauge
    • Safety glasses
    • Sawhorses

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • 2x6x12 ft. (1)
    • 2x12x12 ft (3; you may need longer 2 x 12s for your stairs)
    • Decking for risers and treads
    • 3 in. deck screws
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