Tools Required

Essentials

  • Small bottle of Titebond glue or equivalent
  • 120-220 grit sandpaper
  • 60-80 grit sandpaper for aggressive sanding (selected kits only)
  • Sanding block
  • Tape measure
  • Combination or steel square
  • Spray adhesive
  • Utility knife
  • Small hammer
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Two bar clamps which open to 12″
  • Old steam iron
  • Laminate or Mill file
  • Small block of wood for applying pressure
  • Rags or towels
  • Water
  • 1/16″ drill bit or centering bit
  • Awl or small nail set to mark holes
  • Strapping tape and/or duct tape
  • Scissors
  • One small tube of acrylic paint to accent engraving
  • Fine steel wool and wax
  • Three business cards or cardstock (for drawer spacing during construction)

Optional

  • pin nailer with 3/8″ pins and a small air compressor
  • Extra one or more clamps
  • Orbital sander
  • Spray gun for lacquer

Finishing Materials and Stain

Please visit http://www.diynetwork.com/decorating/wood-finishes-101/index.html for helpful information on product selection.