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How to Build an Electrical Closet

See how unsafe, exposed wiring can disappear into a new, low-profile electrical closet with these step-by-step instructions.

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Materials

  • screws
  • 2x4 boards
  • 2x4 pressure-treated boards
  • shims
  • OSB sheets
  • drywall
  • drywall tape
  • joint compound
  • pre-hung 1-panel door
  • wood paneling
  • doorknob

Tools

  • safety glasses
  • dust mask
  • volt meter
  • pry bar
  • hammer
  • measuring tape
  • pencil
  • drill
  • screwdriver bits
  • circular saw
  • level
  • hammer drill
  • masonry bit
  • putty knife
  • jigsaw
  • nail gun
  • drywall sander

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