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      Tools List

      • miter saw
        sliding-compound miter saw
      • drill
      • circular saw
        circular saw to cut wiring channel
      • cold chisel
        ¾-inch chisel to clear waste wood from wiring channel
      • hammer
      • combination square
        combination square
      • caulk gun
        caulking gun
      • pneumatic finish nailer
        pneumatic finishing nailer
      • flush-cut handsaw
        flush-cutting handsaw to trim dowel rods
      • sledge hammer
        3-pound sledgehammer to set lamppost
      • two-foot level
        2-foot level
      • random orbit sander
        random-orbit sander

      Shopping List

      24 common cedar board. Get one 8-footer to make the center post and lantern arm.

      16 clear cedar boards. Get two 8-foot lengths to clad the post.

      210 clear cedar board. Get one 6-footer to wrap the base of the post.

      construction adhesive

      2- and 2½-inch-long finishing nails for a pneumatic nailer

      -inch hardwood dowel

      -inch-diameter spade bit waterproof carpenter's glue to glue dowel rods in place

      polyurethane glue for mitered joints on the decorative base

      100-grit disks for the random-orbit sander

      1-inch screw hook for hanging the lantern or light fixture

      copper candle lantern

      low-voltage land-scape light fixture (optional)

      transformer (optional)

      12-volt cable (optional)

      cable staples (optional)