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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
    • Miter saw
    • Tape measure
    • Drill/driver, cordless
    • Chalk line
    • Nail set
    • Framing square
    • Handsaw
    • Jigsaw
    • Stapler
    • Pry bar
    • Router
    • Utility knife
    • Table saw
    • Wood chisel

Mason's line, Air powered framing nailer, Air powered finish nailer, Groove-cutting router bit, Flooring nailer, Floor sanders

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • Flooring, tongue and groove
    • Transition boards
    • Underlayment, 1/2 in.
    • Screws, 2-1/2-in.
    • Rosin paper
    • 1 x 4s, straight
    • Construction adhesive, tube
    • Floor finish

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