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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
    • Air compressor
    • Air hose
    • Brad nail gun
    • Caulk gun
    • Screw gun
    • Drill/driver, cordless
    • Level
    • Extension cord
    • Framing square
    • Hearing protection
    • Paint roller
    • Paint tray
    • Putty knife
    • Rags
    • Roller tray
    • Roller sleeve
    • Safety glasses
    • Sawhorses
    • Paintbrush

You'll also need a shop vacuum, straightedge, stepladder, stud finder, tape measure, table saw and utility knife.

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • 5 sheets 4' x 8' x 3/4" BC sanded plywood
    • 2 sheets 4' x 8' x 1/4" underlayment plywood
    • 1 sheet 4' x 4' x 1/4" underlayment plywood
    • 1 1x2 x 8' pressure-treated board
    • 1" 18-gauge brads
    • 1-1/2" 18-gauge brads
    • 2" trim head screws
    • Can of wood filler or patching compound
    • Gallon of paint/primer
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