How to Build Window Headers and Door Headers

These wooden “bridges” let you create lots of big openings without weakening the walls.

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
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Level
  • Extension cord
  • Extension ladder
  • Framing square
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Safety glasses
  • Sawhorses
  • Wrecking bar

Required Materials for this Project

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

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