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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
    • Circular saw
    • Belt sander
    • Nail set
    • Jigsaw
    • Orbital sander
    • Painters tape
    • Router
    • Safety glasses
    • Paintbrush
    • Table saw

You'll also need a dado blade for your tablesaw. A band saw is helpful, but not required.

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • 3/4" x 4 x 8 birch plywood
    • 1/4" x 4 x 8 birch plywood
    • 1 1/2" brad nails
    • 1" brad nails
    • Wood glue
    • Varnish
    • Indoor/outdoor carpeting (optional)

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