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      Tools List

      • garden stakes
      • mason's line
        mason line
      • post hole digger
        posthole digger
      • tarp
        tarp to hold backfill
      • four-foot level
        4-foot level
      • 2-and-a-half-inch paintbrush
      • circular saw
        circular saw
      • drill
      • miter saw
        miter saw
      • combination square
        combination square
      • hammer
      • caulk gun
        caulk gun

      Shopping List

      6×6 treated posts Get two.

      self-adhesive flashing

      ¾-inch drainage stone

      fast-setting concrete



      5/4×6-inch deck boards to make the frame including the crosspiece, brace, and apron; 2×4s are cheaper but give you a thicker, heavier gate.3-inch stainless-steel screws to assemble the frame

      1×6 cedar for the brace

      1 5/8-inch stainless-steel trim-head screws to attach the pales to the frame

      1×3 cedar for the pales

      1 5/8-inch stainless-steel siding nails to attach the brace paint

      6×6 post caps Get two.

      adhesive caulk to attach the post caps

      reversible strap hinges Choose a size approximately one-third the width of your gate.

      latch hardware and stop