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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
    • Miter saw
    • Cordless drill
    • Circular saw
    • Caulk gun
    • Screw gun
    • Biscuit joiner
    • Chalk line
    • Level
    • Drill bit set
    • Hearing protection
    • Wheelbarrow
    • Safety glasses
    • Spade
    • Speed square
    • Utility knife
    • Tool belt

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • Garden hose
    • Landscaping paint
    • Biofilter
    • Pond liner
    • 2x6 8' (2)
    • 2x6 10' (1 )
    • 2x4 10' (6)
    • 2x4 8' (2)
    • 2x4 10' (1)
    • 2x4 8' (15)
    • 3/4" plywood 4x8 (3)
    • 3/4" gravel (2.5 yds.)
    • Sand (5 yds.)
    • 2 x 2 stakes
    • Decking 5/4 x 6 8' (23)
    • Galv. 16d box nails (2 lbs.)
    • 3" deck screws (2 lbs.)
    • 2" deck screws (1 lb.)
    • 1/4 x 3" lag screws with washers (40)
    • EB-TY deck fasteners (200)
    • No. 20 biscuit slots
    • Side grade beams (treated) 4x4 12' (2)
    • End grade beams (treated) 4x4 8' (2)
    • Side pond ledgers (treated) 2x4 10' (2)
    • End pond ledgers (treated) 2x4 10' (1)
    • Outrigger joists (treated) 2x4 10' (2)
    • Side grade beam ledgers (treated) 2x6 12' (2)
    • End grade beam ledgers (treated) 2x6 10' (2)
    • Access panel framing (treated) 2x2 8' (1)
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