Goddess Repair Tools
What tools does a goddess need for furniture fixes and repairs? I asked myself that question two years ago. I have been collecting items needed to fix things.
This is really what you need to get started:
- Safety goggles – safety first!
- Masks like doctors and nurses wear – safety first!
- Latex gloves – safety first!
Tools For Goddess House Repairs:
- Battery operated screw driver and bit set (Black and Decker is a pretty good set).
- Regular screwdriver (with various sized bits in the handle, so you only need one).
- Crescent wrench (a small one is just fine to start with).
- 10′ tape measure.
- Metal putty knife.
- Box cutter.
- Paint brushes (1″ and 2″ size).
- Assortment of screws.
- Assortment of nails (finishing (tiny heads) and regular head).
- A plunger (I have one on every floor!)
- White cloth rags for cleanup.
- Drop Cloths (the cheaper ones are fine unless you are painting walls and have nice carpet.
- Painters blue tape.
Tools For Goddess Furniture Repairs:
- A hand sander – DeWalt is one of the better ones. It is money well spent.
- Clamps (for holding things together during repairs, 12-24″ is good).
- Wood glue (preferably Gorilla glue).
- Epoxy wood (for filling gouges).
- Sand paper – 80, 100, 150, 220 grits.
- 0000 fine steel wool.
Research materials at your fingertips. Start the collection small:
- The internet. Try a couple different sites to see if you can get a consensus on the answers.
- Home improvement and/or repair guides (both Home Depot & Black and Decker make good ones).
- The Family Handyman Magazine (for repairs and furniture).
These are extras to buy for your workshop if you really get into it:
- Dremil tool and bit set (for sanding grooves, carving, polishing silver).
- Kreg Jig (if you build things yourself).
- Circular Saw (same as above).
- Caulk (if you have the nerve to do bathroom and window repairs).
- A simple, cheap work table in your laundry room.
- A peg board and hooks on the wall for your small tools.
It may take a while to collect. Decide what you want to do first and get those tools. My first suggestion would be a reference book, that you can get at Barnes and Noble or Amazon. They tell you what is needed for each project. And build from there.