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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.

    • Miter saw
    • Brad nail gun
    • Tape measure
    • Circular saw
    • Allen wrench
    • Drill/driver, cordless
    • Lineman's pliers
    • Level
    • Drill bit set
    • Framing square
    • Safety glasses
    • Sanding block
    • 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.

    • See the Materials List in Additional Information at the end of the Step-by-Step Section.
    • Sandpaper, 100- and 150-grit
    • Stain and varnish or other wood finish

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