How to Build a Screened In Patio

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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
  • Level
  • Drill bit set
  • Framing square
  • Forstner drill bits
  • Handsaw
  • Hearing protection
  • Jigsaw
  • Stepladder
  • Orbital sander
  • Safety glasses
  • Spade
  • Speed square
  • Paintbrush
  • Wood chisel

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • See “Shopping List” in Additional Information