Usually, carrying out any deck project requires a variety of tools. Some of these tools are commonly found in a homeowner’s toolbox, while others might be unfamiliar to the casual do-it-yourselfer.
Fortunately at Lumber+, you can consider renting high-quality versions of tools that you only need for your project construction, rather than buying low-quality tools for the same price.
1 – Measuring tools are essential for a deck project
A tape measure to measure both the materials to be cut, as well as the space that will be available during construction. for cutting as you build.
A spirit level also will help to ensure that a deck, for example, is completely straight and therefore properly installed. In addition to this, you can mark the measurements that you obtain as a reference as you work.
2 – Drills
A drill with masonry bit holes in the concrete piers so you can attach them to the tray posts. A drill is suitable for drilling holes in the wood for deck hardware.
3 – Wrenches
You need a wrench and impact wrench to assemble the deck hardware. An impact wrench is the power tool version of a wrench.
4 – Concrete Mixing Tools
Use a concrete mixer or mixing channel and garden hoe to mix the concrete for the deck piers. A concrete mixer is a metal barrel that rotates on a frame, mixing the resulting concrete. With a channel and garden hoe, they mix the concrete by moving around the channel with a garden hoe.
5 – Circular Saw
A circular saw is a tool with a circular blade that cuts through pieces of wood or composite quickly. Circular saws are available in handheld and table-mounted styles.
Bonus: other tools you’ll surely need for your deck project
Use a shovel to dig holes in the deck foundation soil and piers. The shovel is also used to place concrete into the holes around the piers. You need a hammer to drive nails through the wood as you mount the deck. Use a utility knife to cut through the waterproof membrane that goes on the side of the house.