Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
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.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.