I've never built anything before, will I be able to build your wood products?

The short answer is Yes!  My plans are step by step, clear, concise and full of colour photos.  If you can read, saw a board in half and drive a screw or bolt, you can build any of these projects!

 

I only have basic tools, will I need to buy more?

In most cases, the answer is No.  Only basic tools are required for all my projects.  Having said that, a cordless drill is much better for driving screws than a screwdriver and a jigsaw will make some of the curved cuts in the bench much easier!

 

What kind of wood do you recommend?

There is no simple answer to this question.  Cedar and redwood have great durability, colour and grain but cost more than spruce, pine or fir.  I do advise against using wolmanized lumber for the simple reason that hazardous chemicals are used in the treatment process and we don't want that on our clothes or skin.

 

How much will it cost to build?

There's no simple answer to this question either.  It depends on where you live, the type of wood you want to use and the availability in your area.  Generally, all my projects cost less than retail versions and are of better quality.

 

Are materials and tool lists included?

Yes!  Every set of plans come with both required materials and tools so you'll know exactly what you need before you start!