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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
    • Cordless drill
    • Tape measure
    • Circular saw
    • Caulk gun
    • 4-in-1 screwdriver
    • Belt sander
    • Drill bit set
    • Dust mask
    • File
    • Handsaw
    • Hearing protection
    • Jigsaw
    • Straightedge
    • Safety glasses
    • Scribing tool

You'll also need a specialty tool: a laminate cutter

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • Premade cabinets
    • Siliconized latex caulk
    • 1-1/2 in. steel angles
    • 5/8-in. long No. 8 screws
    • Masking tape
    • Colored silicone caulk
    • Miter bolts
    • 1-1/4 in. drywall screws
    • 80-grit sanding belt
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