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Building a Portico

Adding a portico to a front entrance gives a home a sophisticated look.

Materials

  • caulk
  • construction adhesive
  • plywood
  • roofing shingles
  • speed square
  • beadboard
  • 1-1/2" roofing nails
  • 2x6 lumber
  • penny nails
  • table
  • Wonder bar
  • 16-penny nails
  • 2 column

Tools

  • 6' level
  • sandpaper
  • screw gun
  • chalk line
  • drill bits
  • framing square
  • hammer drill
  • hammer tacker
  • nail gun
  • reciprocating saw
  • tape measure
  • T-square
  • 4' level
  • tin snips
  • metal-cutting saw blades
  • skill saw
  • hand tools
  • sliding T-bevel

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