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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.

    • 3-lb. hammer
    • Tape measure
    • Circular saw
    • Socket/ratchet set
    • Adjustable wrench
    • Bucket
    • Drill/driver, cordless
    • Level
    • Drill bit set
    • Extension cord
    • Hearing protection
    • Wheelbarrow
    • Stapler
    • Safety glasses
    • Sawhorses
    • Spade
    • Paintbrush
    • Utility knife

Air powered framing nailer, Gloves, Mason line

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • Galvanized joist hanger nails
    • 2x6 green treated lumber
    • 2x6 brown treated lumber
    • 2x8 brown treated lumber
    • 5-1/2 in. x 3/8-in. hex head bolts with 2 washers and a nut (6 sets)
    • TS18 Twist Strap
    • 16d hot-dipped galvanized nails
    • Landscape fabric
    • Sand
    • 1x2 stakes
    • 1 gal. wood preservative

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