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10 Tools for DIY Basement Finishing


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Level
Making everything level will make for a much smoother job.
Making everything level will make for a much smoother job.
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Once your concrete is sealed, you'll move on to the framing portion of your basement re-do. If you want to make sure your room doesn't lean like a fun house, then a level is an absolute necessity. Levels are inexpensive and useful for many household projects, so it's not a bad idea to have a few different sizes. A 4-foot level is a good all-around level to keep on hand, and 6-foot levels are great for setting doors and rough framing. Smaller sizes like 1-foot or 2-foot levels are great for hanging artwork on your finished walls.


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