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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
    • Cordless drill
    • Tape measure
    • Biscuit joiner
    • Countersink drill bit
    • Framing square
    • Hearing protection
    • Orbital sander
    • Router
    • Safety glasses
    • Table saw
    • Wood glue

You'll also need a 45-degree chamfer bit for the router.

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • 2 - 1x8 x 8' no. 2 pine boards
    • 1 - 1x6 x 8' No. 2 pine board
    • 1 - 1x6 x 10' No. 2 pine board
    • 1 - 2x4 x8' pine (rip to 2x2s for legs)
    • 39 - No. 20 wood biscuits
    • 24 - 1-1/2" wood screws
    • 4 - 1-1/4" drywall or wood screws
    • 4 - 1/4" flat washers
    • 1 - Bottle of wood glue

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