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by Ovidiu

 

This is a complete guide on what materials are mostly used for woodworking. Starting with the joining ties up to structural screws, this list covers everything.  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.

 

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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.

 

Screws

1. Wood Screws

  • 3/4″ screws –
  • 1 1/4″ screws –
  • 1 1/2″ screws –
  • 1 5/8″ screws –
  • 1 3/4″ screws –
  • 2″ screws –
  • 2 1/2″ screws –
  • 3″ screws –
  • 3 1/2″ screws –
  • 4 1/2″ screws –
  • 5″ screws –
  • 8″ screws –
  • 10″ screws –

2. Pocket Screws

  • 1 1/4″ screws –
  • 2 1/2″ screws –
  • wood plugs for pocket holes –

3. Carriage Bolts

  • 3 1/2″ bolts –
  • 7 1/2″ bolts –
  • 9″ bolts –

4. Lag Screws

  • 2 1/2″ lag screws –
  • 3″ lag screws –
  • 3 1/2″ lag screws –
  • 4 1/2″ lag screws –

5. Structural Screws – For Connectors

  • 1 1/2″ structural screws –
  • 2 1/2″ structural screws –

6. Nails

  • 4d nails –
  • 6d nails –
  • 8d nails –
  • 3/4″ finishing nails –
  • 1 1/4″ finishing nails –
  • 1 1/2″ finishing nails –
  • 2″ nails –

7. Roofing Screws

  • 3/4″ screws –
  • 1″ screws –
  • 1 1/2″ screws –
  • 2″ screws –
  • 3/4″ nails for shingles –

 

Hardware

1. Posts

  • Concrete Tube Form –
  • 4×4 Post Anchors –
  • 4×4 Deck Post Base –
  • 6×6 Post Anchors –
  • 6×6 Decorative Post Base –

2. Connectors

  • Rafter ties –
  • Decorative Post to Beam Connector –
  • Post Cap for Double 3x Beam, 6x Post – 
  • 6X Adjustable Post Cap – 
  • A66 Strong tie L-shaped –
  • 128T T Strap –
  • Simpson Strong Tie 12-Inch by 12-Inch –

3. Shed Hardware

  • Hinges + Latch Kit –
  • Shed Vent –
  • Asphalt Felt –
  • Asphalt Shingles –

4. Furniture Hardware

  • Porch Swing Hanging Chain Kit –
  • Swing Hangers –
  • Glider Bracket Hardware –
  • 2″ Swivel Caster Wheels –
  • Handle –
  • Bottle Opener –

5. Animals

  • Chicken Wire –
  • Hardware Cloth –
  • Deer stand brackets –
  • Deer blind paint –
  • Automatic chicken feeder –
  • Automatic chicken coop door –

6. Greenhouse

  • 26×40 Ft Garden Green House Sheeting 6 Mil –
  • Greenhouse repair tape –
  • Automatic vent opener –
  • Latch –
  • Weed barrier –

 

Finishing

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1. Glue

  • Titebond II Premium Wood Glue, 16 oz.
  • Titebond-3 Ultimate Wood Glue, 16-Ounce – 
  • FastCap Glu-Bot Glue Bottle (16 Ounces) – 
  • Gorilla Epoxy

2. Filler

  • Minwax High-Performance Wood Filler – 
  • Gorilla All Purpose Wood Filler, 16 Ounce – 
  • 3M Painter’s Tape, Multi-Use – 
  • Presa Premium Paint Brushes Set, 5 Piece – 

3. Stain / Paint

  • Sanding Sponge –
  • Renaissance Wax Polish , 200 ml –
  • SUNNYSIDE 1-Gallon Raw Linseed Oil – 
  • Minwax Wood Finish Interior Wood Stain – 
  • Rust-Oleum Varathane Gel Stain –
  • Minwax Gloss Brushing Lacquer Spray, Clear – 
  • Rust-Oleum Marine Spar Varnish 1-Quart – 

 

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