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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.

    • Clamps
    • Miter saw
    • Air compressor
    • Air hose
    • Brad nail gun
    • Cordless drill
    • Circular saw
    • 4-in-1 screwdriver
    • Adjustable wrench
    • Countersink drill bit
    • Framing square
    • Jigsaw
    • Router
    • Safety glasses
    • Shop vacuum
    • Table saw

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • Laminate countertop
    • 1" metal angles or rails from bed frame
    • T-nuts, washers and eye bolts (1/4" or larger)
    • Rubber vacuum hose adapter
    • Top-bearing 1/2" pattern router bit
    • Router table insert plate
    • Wood glue
    • Coarse-thread screws (1/2", 1-1/4", 2")
    • 1/2" particle board (for guide)

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