Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
- Chalk line
- Circular saw
- Clamps with a reach of at least 18 in.
- Corded drill
- Framing square
- Safety glasses
- Stair gauge
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