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      • four-foot level
        4-foot level
      • miter saw
        miter saw
      • circular saw
        circular saw
      • jigsaw
        jigsaw
      • speed square
        Speed Square
      • drill
        drill/driver fitted with a -inch paddle bit
      • square spade
        garden spade
      • hammer
        hammer
      • tamper
        hand tamper
      • caulk gun
        caulk gun

      Shopping List

      1. cedar 2×4s Get twenty 8-foot boards to make the 16½-inch planter pieces and the 82½-inch-long seat frame.

      2. cedar 1¼×6s Get four 6-foot boards to make the 63-inch-long seat, and one 8-foot board to trim the tall planter.

      3. ¾-inch gravel for drainage below the planters and to fill the assembled planters. Get at least 1½ cubic feet (three bags).

      4. potting soil to top off the planters filled with gravel. Get four 32-quart bags.5. construction adhesive Get 4 tubes.

      6. 3-inch stainless-steel deck screws

      7. 2-inch stainless-steel deck screws

      8. 3-inch galvanized siding nails

      9. 12-inch galvanized spikes Get eight