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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
    • Miter saw
    • Cordless drill
    • Tape measure
    • Circular saw
    • Socket/ratchet set
    • Chalk line
    • Level
    • Drill bit set
    • Framing square
    • Jigsaw
    • Wheelbarrow
    • Pry bar
    • Safety glasses
    • Sledgehammer
    • Spade
    • Speed square
    • Table saw
    • Wrecking bar

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • Pressure-treated joists (match the existing deck)
    • Pressure-treated 6x6
    • Pressure-treated 2x8 (for landing)
    • Pressure-treated 2x6 (for landing) and 2x4
    • Low maintenance decking and hidden fasteners
    • Spindles and Uniball connectors
    • Cedar 4x4 posts
    • Cedar 2x12, 2x6, 2x4, 1x8
    • Grippable handrail
    • 2 1/2 and 3-in. deck screws
    • 3/8-in. hot-dipped galvanized bolts, washers, nuts
    • Gravel
    • Shims

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