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      Tools List

      • studfinder
        stud finder
      • chalk line
        chalk line
      • miter saw
        miter saw
      • coping saw
        coping saw
      • drill
        drill/driver
      • brad nailer
        nail gun
      • hot glue gun
        hot-glue gun
      • hand clamps
        spring clamps
      • caulk gun
        caulk gun
      • sandpaper
        fine-grit sanding sponge
      • chisel-tip paintbrush
        paintbrush

      Shopping List

      Primed crown molding. Select a larger profile for the upper run and a smaller one for the lower run. To calculate how much to buy, round the length of each wall to the nearest foot and add the lengths together.

      Get tips on sizing crown molding to suit your space

      Primed fascia board with a decorative profile on one edge.

      Primed 1x6 soffit board

      2x2 for cleats on the walls and ceiling, to which the half beams will be attached.1x1 for the nailing strip that will help you join the soffit and fascia boards.

      2x4 to rip at an angle for making backing blocks for the gable ends of the room.

      Painter's tape

      1¼-inch and 3-inch screws

      1¼-inch and 2-inch finishing nails

      Toggle anchors

      Paintable caulk

      Semigloss paint