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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.

    • Clamps
    • Miter saw
    • Tape measure
    • Circular saw
    • Circular saw
    • Stud finder
    • Drywall sander
    • Drill/driver, cordless
    • Chalk line
    • Level
    • Drill bit set
    • Framing square
    • Jigsaw
    • Drywall saw
    • Stepladder
    • Stapler
    • Paint roller
    • Paint tray
    • Non-contact voltage tester
    • Utility knife

A trim gun will speed up the woodwork. You'll also need Lineman's pliers.

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • 1/2 in. plywood
    • Non-metallic cable
    • 2x2s, 2x4s
    • Recessed lighting fixtures
    • Electrical remodeling boxes
    • Rope light
    • 1/2-in. drywall
    • Tear-away edging
    • Hardwood trim
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