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 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 repairs. Some more than others.
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Tools For Your Furniture Project
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!
What would I do without a (CLICK HERE)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.
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 repair with this handy dandy kit.
Here’s a quick video of the furniture project repair.
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 came in handy with furniture projects.
Here’s another tool great for connected wood. The CLICK HERE)Jig Pocket Hole System makes a super strong connection of 2 pieces of wood.
This is a great go to CLICK HERE)paint brush when painting furniture, It’s short handle allows you to get in small spaces and get the job done. I like it for it’s durability and easy clean up when using latex based paints. Great for cabinets too.
I’m pretty much a throw away gal when it comes to painting. I HATE clean ups! 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.
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.
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.
#10 Liberty Glove – Duraskin – T2010W Nitrile Industrial Glove, Powder Free, Disposable, 4 mil Thickness, Large, Blue (Box of 100)
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.
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… xo, Do