Recommended Materials

I bought or used these materials, so I only recommend based on my experience. This list covers pretty much all the materials you need to have when building DIY projects. The links on this page are affiliate links. These links let Amazon know that you were referred to them by this site, and if you buy anything within 24 hours, I get a small commission.

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Recommended Materials for Woodworking

When joining wooden boards together add glue, so you enhance the rigidity of the structure. In some cases, adding glue is enough to create a strong joint, so you don’t need to insert screws or brad nails. In addition, for a professional finish, you need to prepare the surface thoroughly and to apply the right paint or stain. Cover the surface with a few coats of lacquer or polyurethane to seal the finish.


1. Glue



Titebond II Premium Wood Glue, 16 oz.

  • Everyone need glue when joining wood together
  • Ideal for exterior application


Wood Glue


Franklin International 1414 Titebond-3 Ultimate Wood Glue, 16-Ounce

  • Waterproof-Superior Strength
  • Resists Solvents, heat & mildew


Wood glue


Franklin Titebond Original Wood Glue

  • Bonds stronger than wood
  • 128 oz


Glue Bottle


FastCap Glu-Bot Glue Bottle (16 Ounces)

  • Perfect bottle for applying glue
  • No dripping




Gorilla Epoxy

  • 5 Minute Set: Plenty of repositioning time for the perfect fit
  • The all purpose formula bonds steel, wood, aluminum, ceramic, tile and more




2. Finishing Touches

Wood Filler


Minwax High-Performance Wood Filler, 12-Ounce Can 

  • High-performance wood filler
  • Hardens in 15-minutes; sandable in 30-minutes




3M 9-Inch by 11-Inch Aluminum Oxide Sandpaper, Assorted

  • Ideal sandpaper set for a variety of situations
  • Ultimate in performance for surface preparation


Sandpaper Pads


Mirka 5-Inch 8-Hole Dustless Hook-and-Loop Sanding Disks, 10 Each of 5 Grits

  • 50 per box, 10-pieces each of 80, 100, 120, 150, and 220 grits
  • Increased life, made with antiload stearate


Paint Brushes


Presa Premium Paint Brushes Set, 5 Piece

  • Increase your productivity with thoughtfully constructed premium paint brushes



Paint Kit


STANLEY Premium Paint Kit, 8-Piece

  • Premium quality kit with tools to paint an entire room
  • Great coverage with all paints


Masking Tape


3M Painter’s Tape, Multi-Use, .94-Inch by 60-Yard

  • Delivers sharp paint lines
  • Does not cause surface damage




3. Paint and Stain

Linseed Oil


SUNNYSIDE 1-Gallon Raw Linseed Oil

  • Great For Wood Finishing
  • No Additives


Wood Stain


Minwax Wood Finish Interior Wood Stain, Dark Walnut

  • Available in 26 wood Tone colors
  • For any unfinished wood surfaces


Poly finish


Minwax Fast Drying Polyurethane Clear Satin Finish, Quart

  • Provides long-lasting beauty and protection to any interior wood surface
  • It provides long-lasting protection and beauty to interior wood surfaces such as furniture, floors, doors and cabinets


Outdoor Stain


Rust-Oleum Varathane Gel Stain, Quart, Dark Walnut

  • Provides twice the coverage of ordinary oil-based stains
  • Ideal for vertical surfaces – water resistant


Spray Lacquer


Minwax Gloss Brushing Lacquer Spray, Clear, 12.25-Ounce

  • Requires no sanding between coats
  • Recommended Uses: woodwork, cabinets, furniture, interior doors, accessories, not recommended for floors




Rust-Oleum Marine Spar Varnish 1-Quart

    • Twice as durable as conventional wood finishes
      • UV resistant, water resistant
      • Ideal for outdoor projects, applied over the stain coats



4. Nails and Screws

Brad nails


Senco 18-Gauge-by-1-2-Inch Electro Galvanized Variety Pack Brads

  • These brad nails come handy when building furniture



Brad nails




Wood Screws


The Hillman Group 8 by 1-1/2-Inch Wood Screw, 100-Piece

  • Wood screws are essential in woodworking

Pocket screws mix


Kreg Pocket-Hole Screw Kit in 5 Sizes – 24.99$

  • For joining wood planks of various thicknesses





Kreg 1-1/4-Inch No. 2 Coarse Screw (1000-Pack) – 24.97$

  • For joining 3/4″ thick wood planks



Screws 2.5


Kreg Pocket Screws 2 1/2-Inch, #8 Coarse, Washer Head, 2000 Count – 69.99$

  • For joining 1 1/2″ thick wood planks



Wood Plugs


Kreg Pine Micro Pocket Plugs, 65 Pack

  • Plugs require minimal sanding to match pocket angles
  • Made from accurate dowel for minimal sanding






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