Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
- Cordless drill
- Utility knife
- Wood chisel
You'll need this specific bits for your drill: 2 1/8 in. hole saw, 1 In. spade bit
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
- Grade 1 or 2 deadbolt lock (1 in. long throw bolt)
- Lockset strike plate
- Reinforced deadbolt strike plate
- 3 in. screws