TOOLS & SUPPLIES
1: LAYOUT TOOLS
Required: A tape measure or ruler and a pencil to layout the wood pieces and mark holes to pre-drill pilot holes for assembly.
Suggested: A speed square can help make sure things are at 90 degree angles, and while not required is a nice tool to have around.
Required:A drill is needed to drill pilot holes and to install the various fasteners. While some of this could be done with a screwdriver, a drill makes the whole process much easier. You don't need anything fancy or even cordless, but you do need a drill.
3: DRILL BITS
Required: 3/16" Drill bit and Phillips head bit.
Strongly Suggested: Get a countersink drill bit, which will help you conceal the fasteners when you assemble your KIT. A bit sleeve or bit extender will help you get into the corners when assembling the KITs.
4: SANDING SUPPLIES
Strongly Suggested: A sanding block (foam is nice for corners), with an orbital sander for the larger flat surfaces makes sanding your piece smooth much much much easier.
5: STAIN or PAINT (if desired)
Suggested: It's up to you how you want to finish your KIT piece. You’ve got endless options on what types of paint and stain you choose to use. You can leave it unstained or unpainted if you prefer that aesthetic. See the best practices page for tips.
6: TOP COAT (if desired)
Suggested: You can choose to leave your piece unfinished, but we would recommend using some sort of finish to prevent staining and preserve the wood. There are many many ways to finish your piece, but we have some suggestions on the best practices page.