If you’re a beginner DYIer, you’ll need a couple of basic tools to get your project going. An investment in these kinds of tools will serve you well for many years to come. Once you’ve finished your first project, there will be more projects to follow. Not because you have no choice but to do more but because you’ll want to do more of these things. It will definitely be your new hobby.
Below, we’ve compiled a brief list of some tools which will come in handy at some point of any given project.
- Wood glue
- A range of sandpaper with various grits such as a moderate grit of 80 and a fine grit around 300 or so.
- Paint stripper
- Flathead screwdrivers
- Measuring tape
- A range of paintbrushes from small to large.
Now to elaborate on some further information about some of the tools we’ve mentioned.
Types of Hammers
A very handy hammer to have if you want to avoid denting furniture materials.
You might never need this gadget. However, when you have a project that requires a chisel, this is the solution!
Other Useful Gadgets
A Screwdriver Set
This is a good thing to invest in as a complete set. A set of these will consist of varying sizes of screwdrivers. Each size is needed at any point in time. Look for a set that has a range of large-bladed and flat-headed screwdrivers.
Clamps have more uses than you can imagine. Need glued wooden joints to firmly stick together while the glue sets? Clamps do that trick!
Your usual standard pliers will fix a majority of repair and refurbish projects. However, there are two other types of pliers which are useful to have. Long-nosed pliers aid in getting to not-so-easy places. The second type is the end-cutting pliers which are fantastic for pulling out stubborn nail heads.
These guidelines serve as valuable information that shall set you on a rewarding path of furniture repairs and refurbishing.