Required Tools for this Project
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Required Materials for this Project
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
- 2 x 4s for walls and header material
- Engineered beam (LVL or Gluelam) for wide openings or doubled 2 x 12 for smaller openings
- 8d framing nails
- 16d framing nails