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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.

    • Cordless drill
    • Circular saw
    • Mud pan
    • Hawk
    • Knockdown knife
    • Drywall saw
    • T-square
    • Putty knife
    • Utility knife

A table saw will be helpful to rip the 2x4 lumber to size, but if you don’t have one, you can use 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.

    • 2x4 lumber
    • 1/8 in. plywood
    • 1/4 in. drywall
    • Plastic corner bead
    • Joint compound
    • 1-5/8 in. drywall screws
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