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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
    • Clamps
    • Cordless drill
    • Tape measure
    • Circular saw
    • Bucket
    • Cold chisel
    • Level
    • Drill bit set
    • Hearing protection
    • Posthole digger
    • Safety glasses
    • 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.

ITEM QTY.
Quick-set concrete (60-lb. bags) 8
Gravel (40-lb. bags) 4
2x6 x 12' treated (below-grade posts) 2
2x4 x 12' treated (below-grade posts) 4
2x6 x 8' cedar (outer posts) 8
2x4 x 12' cedar (horizontal rails) 4
2x2 x 10' cedar (pickets, top caps)* 13
1x8 x 12' cedar (top cap) 1
1x6 x 12' cedar (top cap) 1
1x4 x 12' cedar (top cap) 1
5-lb. box of 3" deck screws 1
1-lb. box of 2" deck screws 1

*Most lumberyards only carry 8-ft. or 4-ft. long 2x2s, which will leave a lot of waste. If you have a table saw, consider buying fourteen 10-ft. long 2x4s and ripping your own pickets to save money.

You can print out the Materials List in the Addendum

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