To build your own using our plans you will need certain tools and basic skills. The following Suggested Tools List is provided to help you decide if build your own is appropriate for you.
For example, if you have never used a circular saw then perhaps you would be more satisfied with a Kit rather than building your own from the Plans. However, we know nothing about what tools you have nor your experience with using them so you must make the appropriate decision.
We at GoneCoastal love building things and love to meet people who share our love of wood-working. We want you to have a great experience with your wood-working projects. However, we want you to be safe. If you are uncomfortable using power tools then get someone with experience to help you, or just get a Kit instead of the Plans.
GoneCoastal cannot be held responsible for any damage you cause or harm you incur while assembling our Kits or while building from our Plans. It is up to you to determine if you have the tools and skills required and can use the tools safely.
The following summarizes the "Tools Needed" section from each of the plans.
Circular saw (optional), miter saw, drill, phillips head bit, #6 counter sink and speed square.
Miter saw, tape measure, drill with #6 counter sink, drill or screw gun with a #2 Phillips head bit, square and pencils for spacers.
Miter saw, table or circular saw, drill or screw gun with #8 countersink, tape measure.
Miter saw, table or circular saw, jigsaw, drill or screw gun with #8 countersink, tape measure, speed or framing square, 3/4" spacers (can be made from drops).
Kickback Adirondack Chair:
Miter saw, table or circular saw, drill with a #8 counter sink, drill or screw gun with a #2 phillips head bit, tape measure, square and 1/2" spacers.
Palm Tree Headboard:
Drill, screw gun, jig saw, chop saw, router, rubber mallet, and patience. If you do not have a router you can attach the stringers to the back of the bed post, it will work either way.
Original and Tall Lifeguard Chairs:
Table saw, skill saw, jig saw, miter saw (optional), power drill, 1/4" counter sink with bit, 1/4" drill bit, 3/8" drill bit, 11/64" drill bit, 1.5" wood bit, 1" wood bit, 3.5" hole cutter, tape measure, level, 7/16" wrench, 9/16" wrench, Philips head screw driver, screw gun (optional), belt sander (optional), course and fine sandpaper, palm sander (optional), 5/8" wooden spacers, 1/4" wooden spacers (I use #2 pencils), and of course a hammer.