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How to Install an Attic Ladder

Attics can offer an excellent storage location, but attics sometimes don't come with easy access. Learn how to install an attic ladder with these easy step-by-step directions.

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Materials

  • 1x4 boards
  • folding attic ladder
  • shims
  • screws
  • 2x6 boards

Tools

  • reciprocating saw
  • utility knife
  • drill
  • carpenter's square
  • tape measure
  • carpenter's pencil
  • ladder
  • circular saw
  • nail gun
  • level

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