Tools You Need to Start Woodworking

12 Tools to Start Building Fine Furniture

In this article, by Rob Brown, for, he tells us how we can start our wood working tool collection for making fine furniture on a budget. Rob explains that when you’re first starting out, you don’t need everything and many tools can pull double duty until you complete your tool chest with everything you want to have. The key is to start by getting the tools you’ll need for your first project and then build from there. Fine furniture means you’ll need fine furniture making tools, but you don’t need all of them for every project so start slowly and build up. Get all the details by reading the full article here.

11 (or so) Basic Woodworking Tools – A List for New Furniture Makers

If you’re just getting started on your furniture making path, then you’ll find this article by Dan Farnbach for, extremely helpful. Dan tends to use reclaimed lumber to both save money and to lower his ecological footprint, so the tools he recommends are not only ideal for furniture making, but specifically attuned to making fine furniture from reclaimed sources. With all the money you save buying brand new lumber, you’ll be able to get more tools. For some great information and not a small amount of humor, read the full article here.

Essential Tools

In this video by Ana White for, we get the low down on what we need to get started in wood working. From hand tools, to power tools, Ana shows us the basic essentials we’ll use most of the time when we are doing wood working projects. She includes the important safety items you’ll need like hearing and eye protection. We also get a list of the tools we’ll want to get eventually. In the video she goes into full detail on each tool, how we will use them and where in our purchasing plan we want to place them. Get all the information by watching the full video here.

Build Your Own Furniture: 9 Helpful Tips for Non-Carpenters

Craig Ford writing for, gives us some great tips for people wanting to save some money by making their own furniture, when they aren’t really carpenters. From the old and excellent adage of measuring twice and cutting once, to not taking on too much for your first project, these tips are given as advice from a non-carpenter who’s been there. After all the furniture Craig has made, he still says he’s not a carpenter and that every project is a learning experience. Get all of his non-expert advice and quite a bit of humor by reading the full article here.

The Tools Needed to Make a Wood Table

While some tools will be found in any wood working tool kit, some are specifically needed when you’re building tables and in this article by Wade Shaddy for, we get all the specifics we’ll need for our next table project. Because you’re building a table that will need to be sturdy and last a long time, you’ll be creating joints and other elements of your construction that will require specific tools and some serious patience. Put your table tool list together by reading the full article here.