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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
    • Cordless drill
    • Caulk gun
    • Bucket
    • Chalk line
    • Needle-nose pliers
    • Level
    • Framing square
    • Handsaw
    • Rags
    • Utility knife
    • Tin snips
    • Wood chisel

You'll also need a cement mixing pan, a hoe, a wood float, a steel finishing trowel and both rubber and leather gloves.

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • 2x4
    • 2x6
    • 1x4
    • 1"x3/4"
    • Hardboard siding
    • Ceramic floor mix
    • Tile backer board
    • Galvanized expanded metal lath
    • Vinyl membrane
    • Shower drain assembly
    • 1-1/4 in. roofing nails
    • 3-in. drywall screws
    • 10d galvanized nails
    • Fiberglass mesh tape for cement board
    • Thin-set mortar
    • String
    • Duct tape

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