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      Selected Topic/Section

      Tools List

      • 100-foot tape measure
        Tape measure
      • straightedge guide
      • bar clamp
      • circular saw
        Circular saw
      • caulk gun
        Caulk gun
      • drill
      • Countersink bit
        Countersink bit
      • four-foot level
        4-foot level
      • pneumatic brad nailer
        Pneumatic brad nailer and air compressor
      • combination square
        Combination square
      • miter saw
        Miter saw

      Shopping List

      ¾-inch medium-density fiberboard (MDF)
      Get three 4-by-8-foot sheets for an 8½-foot ceiling.

      2x8 lumber to build the base


      Solid crown molding to trim the capital and the cabinet top

      Baseboard molding

      ½-inch and ¾-inch quarter-round molding
      for the base cap and shoe molding
      1½-inch MDF screws to assemble the boxes

      2½-inch deck screws to install the base and the blocking

      1¼-inch brad nails

      Construction adhesive

      Wood filler and paintable caulk

      Primer and paint