Tools for Hardwood Furniture
15 Essential Hand Tools Used for Building Hardwood Furniture

Woodworking is a popular activity especially among those who love designing and creating wood based items and pieces. Woodworking includes cabinet and furniture making, woodcarving and carpentry.

Although many people talk about woodworking as a fun and easy activity, the truth is that one’s success at working wood depends on several factors. First, the beauty, strength, and overall quality of a furniture piece depend largely on the type of wood used.

Woodworkers use two main types of wood. Softwoods are derived from evergreen coniferous trees and are relatively more affordable. They include cedar, fir, pine, and redwood among others. On the other hand, hardwoods are gotten from broad-leaved trees and are considered harder than softwoods. However, these trees also take longer to grow and are therefore more expensive.…

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Tools For Building Hardwood
An Introduction To Woodworking Planes

Planes To Cut And Shape Wood

In a previous article here, I spoke about some of the most useful electronic power tools and related aids that are a must for newcomers that are starting out with furniture creation.While I stand by that list as a great starting point with some accessible tools, I appreciate that the actual craftsmanship of a bespoke piece of hardwood furniture requires a different touch with manual tools.

In that article I highlighted some robust saws and belt sanders to cut and shape wood, today I want to look at some of the more old-fashioned woodworking tools – the planes. If you want an excellent surface and shape, and to add to that authentic feel, the following planes can be of great use.

Woodworking Bench Planes:

Woodworking Bench Planes

Typically, you will want to use a long plane to work on the edge and to create a flat surface.The …

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Tools Hardwood Furniture
10 Helpful Tools For Newcomers To Furniture Making

Furniture Making Tools

Across this site, I have talked a lot about different styles of furniture and how Swedish design ideas can be brought into a home through interior design and some bespoke DIY projects. Getting the ideas on paper is a great start, but I haven’t forgotten about the practical nature of it all. To make these pieces yourself, you need a range of helpful tools.

The following list is series of 10 tools that I feel are worth considering when starting out. There are different saws, portable items like drills and nailers and other helpful aids to take the stress out of hardwood furniture building.

1: Cordless Drill

Cordless Drill

Portable has to be the way to go with many of the best woodworking tools. Yes, I appreciate that you can get morepower and a more consistent performance with many of the high, corded options, but they just aren’t always …

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