10 Tools Guaranteed To Make Your Furniture Project Easier

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10 tools guaranteed to make your furniture project easier.
10 Tools Guaranteed To Make Your Furniture Project Easier

Today, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite tools that might just help you with your next furniture project. I know for me that having the right tools on hand makes all the difference. No, I don’t use every tool every time, but it’s good to know that I don’t have to stop what I’m doing and run to the hardware store in the middle of my project. That could cause a lack of focus and we all know what happens when we lose focus. That’s called an incomplete project. Ha!  Most furniture before painting needs some kind of repair. Some more than others.

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Ryobi Drill

Almost all of my painted furniture projects require a drill. Removing the hardware is quick and easy.

I can’t say enough how much my  (CLICK HERE) Ryobi Drill comes in handy. Anywhere from removing old hardware to furniture repairing that needs a few screws. AND it’s cordless! No girly tools for me. I want the real deal!

Orbital Sander

What would I do without a (CLICK HERE) orbital sander? Not much! I pretty much use my sander with every furniture project. In my book, every piece needs to be sanded so that your paint will properly adhere. 

I almost always use an orbital sander on my painted furniture projects. Scuffing up the surface allow my base primer and or paint to adhere well.

Wooden Doweling Kit

Now, this (CLICK HERE) wooden doweling kit is a game-changer when it comes to repairing furniture. Just last week I used this on an old buffet table that had broken joints. When I say joints. I’m referring to the union of 2 pieces of wood that is connected with a wooden dowel. Those wooden dowels will weaken and break over time, but can definitely be repaired with this handy dandy kit.

When I have a repair or a simple reconstruction, this doweling kit allows me to reconnect and secure old joints.


Clamps (CLICK HERE) can be a girl’s best friend when gluing old wooden drawers back together. I can’t tell you how many times these have come in handy with furniture projects.

Tools guaranteed to make your painted furniture project easier.

Jig Pocket Hole System

Here’s another tool great for connected wood. The (CLICK HERE)  Jig Pocket Hole System makes a super-strong connection between 2 pieces of wood.

Tools guaranteed to make your painted furniture project easier.

Paint Brush

This is a great go-to (CLICK HERE)  paintbrush when painting furniture, It’s short handle allows you to get in small spaces and get the job done. I like it for its durability and ease to clean up when using latex-based paints. Great for cabinets too.

Paint Tray

I’m pretty much a throwaway gal when it comes to painting. I HATE cleanups! But, I still like a (CLICK HERE) metal tray when I need to do some painting with a roller. It’s very simple actually, I use Walmart bags to line my tray. Always double bad, ha! Then just throw them away.

Tools guaranteed to make your painted furniture project easier.

Foam Roller

A (CLICK HERE) 4-inch roller is perfect for most of my furniture projects. It’s small and compact enough to get in tight spaces. I simply follow up with a brush to get in the corners.

Tools guaranteed to make your painted furniture project easier.

Sanding Sponge

Distressed furniture finishes are very popular with the farmhouse style. These (CLICK HERE)  sanding blocks make distressing easier to control. Orbital sanders can be hard to get specific distressing in just the right places.

I use these sanding blocks when I need to cover a large area. The block is easy to hold and gets the job done.

Powder Free Gloves

And last but not least, don’t forget your (CLICK HERE)  gloves. Some paint products can be harsh to the skin, so it’s better to protect yourself.

Protective gloves will make for quick and easy cleanup after your project is done.

As always, please be sure you are painting in a well ventilated and wear all protective equipment that is appropriate for the job. Thanks for stopping by and I hope this will help you in choosing the right tool for the right furniture project.

Until the next project… happy painting!