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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.

    • Orbital sander
    • Paint roller, 6-in.

You'll also need a foam brush, a work light and stand-offs.

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • Mineral spirits
    • Polyurethane
    • Wipe-on polyurethane
    • Sandpaper, 80-, 120-, 220, and 280-grits
    • Synthetic sanding pads, extra fine
    • 6-mil plastic sheeting

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