We are constantly answering emails and comments on tools and getting started with woodworking. Ashley and I will be sharing lots of tips and video tutorials in the next few months on how to use the tools we love!
Today, we are sharing our VERY favorite tools with you. Many of you want to know what you need to get started. Today’s post is just for you!
These are tools that we recommend. We use them on an almost daily basis, and LOVE them!
So… In no particular order… Here we go!
What saw do we use?
If you are looking to build furniture, we totally recommend investing in a sliding compound miter saw. These are a little pricey, but such a great investment! We have both furnished our entire homes using our saws, and I promise they are easy to use!
This is Ashley’s saw…
Here is my saw…
Dewalt 12-Inch Miter Saw
For those of you looking for a saw to do simple crafts with, we recommend a small hand saw like this one. This is what I started with! I still pull it out occasionally for small projects. It’s great for so many of the projects we have done on our site!
That’s a stocking stuffer gals! Come on… You will thank me! This is a perfect ‘craft’ saw, and you would be shocked at how many projects you can do with it!
Our Favorite Drill
A drill is like a hot glue gun. You will use it ALL the time. This is the drill that both Ash and I use it and we LOVE it. It’s lightweight and the battery lasts a really long time!
Don’t forget your drill bits!
Every great drill needs a bunch of drill bits! I have LOTS of sets. I use them all the time! This is a great set below.
These are easily one of our favorite tools! So easy to use! Ashley uses Ryobi’s brad nailer that uses the same battery as her drill and loves it.
Obviously, one of our very favorite tools is the Kreg Jig! This tool is the best thing ever! If you are serious about wanting to build furniture like we do, we TOTALLY recommend this tool!
We are running a promo on their great ToolBox HERE!
If the entire kit is out of your budget, you can also buy the Kreg Jig by itself below!
This tool is not a must, but saves a ton of time and work. I use mine on a ton of craft projects. I like to round my edges when I do photo blocks and other small crafts. This takes care of it quick! It’s also great for furniture building!
I prefer an electric sander over a batter sander. Here is the one I have and love!
Ash and I love crafting with our staple guns!
These are cheap, and will get as much use as your hot glue gun.
Our list is short! You really can do so much with a small investment of tools. We know for many of you they are intimidating. We are here to prove just the opposite! We have made it our goal to prove to you guys that these tools aren’t scary or difficult to use. Building your own furniture really is easier than assembling prefabricated furniture from big box stores!
Let us know if you have any questions!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Have a great weekend!