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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.

    • Miter saw
    • Cordless drill
    • Circular saw
    • Adjustable wrench
    • Belt sander
    • Level
    • Drill bit set
    • Framing square
    • Jigsaw
    • Posthole digger
    • Router
    • Safety glasses
    • Sledgehammer
    • Spade
    • Speed square

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • 4x4 x 10-ft. (treated) post
    • 2x6 x 10-ft. (treated) boards
    • 5/4x6 x 8-ft. deck boards
    • 2x6 joist hangers
    • 60-lb. bags of pea gravel
    • 3-1/2-in. deck screws
    • 2-1/2-in. stainless steel finishing screws
    • joist hanger nails
    • 16-ft. x 12-in. hardboard siding
    • Mason's twine
    • Spray marking paint

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