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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
    • Cordless drill
    • Tape measure
    • Circular saw
    • Caulk gun
    • Level
    • Drill bit set
    • Hearing protection
    • Router
    • Safety glasses
    • Speed square
    • Wood chisel

You'll also need a 3/8-in. corner round over bit for your router.

A brad nail gun and air compressor are not necessary, but they'll make the job go a lot faster. A miter saw can be used to cut the rail parts to length instead of a circular saw.

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • Construction adhesive
    • 4 x 4 in. posts
    • 2 x 2 in. spindles
    • 2 x 4 in. rails
    • 1 x 3 in. plates
    • 3/8 x 6 in. carriage bolts
    • Tinted safety glass
    • 1/2 x 1/2 in. spacer boards
    • 2 in. stainless steel screws
    • 3 in. deck screws

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