If you want to get started on the recycling and renovation of furniture you need some basic hand tools, because much of the work going to do it by hand. In fact, that is where lies much of the charm of DIY.
Although there are some essential power tools like the Best Log Splitters, that will help a lot, do not forget your toolbox in the following.
Hand tools indispensable furniture
Hammer: necessary, also it will help in other skilled jobs. The most suitable timber is one that does not weigh too much, you feel comfortable in your hand and whose blunt side slightly rounded.
Saws and saws wood: a large saw and a saw blade narrow point will help in the courts. The thin sheet will serve to cut light wood with different shapes or small cut to fit.
Metal bracket: essential to set distances and cutting lines Basic tool. It is probably the fastest and easiest way to dial a square line for a final cut but can be used to dial any angle up to 45 degrees quickly. (Photo)
Level: What will you use to make sure you hang a straight shelf or you are perfectly setting up of a cabinet (for example, when you put the legs on a table). There are different sizes and operate in horizontal and vertical. (Photo)
Tape measure: retractable metal is an essential toolbox of any carpentry. Some are measured in centimeters and inches and are metallic and flexible mechanisms that block when needed. The beginning bent at right angles serves to “hook” when you are measuring.
Miter: This is the part where you put the wooden slats for cutting. Guides to miter frames or moldings. It has different positions for you to choose different angles. (Photo)
Wooden brush: A hand tool pass above the cut wood and removes chips. You can also use it to “downgrade” a piece. For example, the sides of a door of a cabinet that fits well.
Cutter or knife (utility knife, utility knife): This tool will help you cut many of the materials that you will use as templates, veneer, and upholstery elements. Similarly, it will be useful to mark places other tools cutting or nicking.
Hand drill or hand drill: works by fixing the screw-shaped end and turning the top. It is useful for small holes without resorting to an electric drill. (Photo)
Screwdrivers: Here you need to plan and purchase of various sizes suitable for the usual screws, flat head and star.
Pliers: will help when you have to remove nails, tacks or cut.
Gouge or carving tool that will serve to make a recess adjust parts of furniture.
Screws: With a thread used for fastening parts of furniture and other external, such as knobs and handles, legs or hinges. They come in different sizes and are larger in diameter than nails. The thread allows more easily placed and no splintering wood. Always take care to use proper sizes. More major screw fixed not better than another smaller and suitable and can damage the workpiece cloths.
Nails: steel tips for setting pieces. When used “headless” shall be inserted in the cabinet and soon will be. Also, they exist in different sizes and thicknesses.
Mace, an essential tool Carpenter: It used to join pieces of wood and strike gouges or chisels without damaging them. It is customary in carpentry tasks have to hit the wooden parts for assembly, as well as to carve it is necessary to do the same with gouges or chisels. To prevent damage to the material and tools used on these occasions, the mace.
The club model that can be seen in the photograph has an ergonomic handle for easy handling and support. Its fiberglass structure provides greater strength and durability, coupled to allow better absorb shocks and vibrations of everyday use. Also, as is usual in this type of care products design, the handle of the club, has a non-slip elastic coating and a surface etching that can work with greater ease and have the maximum grip when working with it .
Mallets are presented in various formats, eg 700, 1,000 and 1,400 grams, so you can choose the one that suits all needs and to hammer nails and transfer large very thick woods with almost no complications.
Other useful and necessary elements are:
- Carpenter’s pencil
- White glue
- Slings and sergeants to hold the pieces while drying to fix them
- Sandpaper of different thickness
With these basic hand tools, you have everything you need to get started in the world of wooden furniture, recycling, and creation. Over time you will go completing your team as you go needing others.
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