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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
    • Clamps
    • Miter saw
    • Air compressor
    • Air hose
    • Brad nail gun
    • Cordless drill
    • Tape measure
    • Circular saw
    • Level
    • Drill bit set
    • Hearing protection
    • Stepladder
    • Router
    • Safety glasses
    • Speed square
    • Tool belt

You'll also need a 1/4 in. brad point drill bit and a chamfer router bit.

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • Wall cabinets
    • 1/4 plywood
    • 3/4 plywood
    • 1 in. x 6 in. x 8 ft. lumber
    • 1 in. x 4 in. x 12 ft. lumber
    • 1 in. x 6 in. x 8 ft. lumber
    • 3-1/2 in. crown molding
    • 1/2 in. quarter-round molding
    • Door stop molding
    • L-brackets
    • Drywall anchors
    • Shelf supports
    • Screws (1-1/4 in., 1-5/8 in., 2-1/2 in. and 3-1/2 in.)
    • Brad nails (1-1/4 in., 1-1/2 in. and 2 in.)
    • Masking tape

You can print out a Shopping List that includes all of the materials and sizes you need. Look in "Additional Information."

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