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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
    • Air compressor
    • Air hose
    • Brad nail gun
    • Cordless drill
    • Tape measure
    • Belt sander
    • Biscuit joiner
    • Drywall sander
    • Combination square
    • Level
    • Dust mask
    • Framing square
    • Glue
    • Hearing protection
    • Orbital sander
    • Rasp
    • Paintbrush
    • Wood chisel

A laser level is helpful, but not required. (Note: plate joiners are also called biscuit joiners.)

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • 1 x 6
    • 1 x 4
    • 1 x 2
    • 1/2 x 2 cap molding
    • 3/4-in. cove molding
    • 1/2-in. quarter round
    • Base shoe molding
    • Construction glue
    • Wood glue
    • Biscuits for joiner
    • Finish nails
    • (All wood is paint or stain grade)

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