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Woodworking Tools for Beginners

If you are a beginner ready to dive into woodworking but aren’t sure where to begin, this woodworking tools list will help you knock out your first project. If you're wondering which tools you should invest in first when getting started, these woodworking tools for beginners are our favorites.

We get a lot of questions about how we manage to do it all…the renovations, that is! It’s quite simple, really. We’ve learned a lot of lessons along our DIY journey. The one that sticks out the most is which tools are worth the splurge, the save, and which ones are actually necessary.

Woodworking is more than a DIY project, it’s truly an art. With each project, you are creating a piece of work that can be cherished for years to come! 

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A little sage advice: If you are new to woodworking, start small with a simple wood project that has free plans included. We have a ton of ideas for easy woodworking projects you can tackle on a weekend! 

Rather than tackling a larger project, like a whole wall of built-in cabinets, starting small will help you become familiar with your tools, and materials, and prevent waste. You will probably make some mistakes, but the perseverance will pay off!

Heading to The Home Depot with an idea in your head and a shopping list in your hand can quickly become overwhelming and confusing. With so many tools on the market, it’s best to stick to the essentials as you begin your woodworking endeavors. 

This woodworking tools for beginners list contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here.

8 Essential Woodworking Tools for Beginners

Here's a beginner-friendly list of 8 woodworking tools we've found the most necessary and helpful for woodworking projects!

There are so many things we wish we would have known when we started as beginning woodworkers, especially knowing which tools are essential.

We hope our round-up of our favorite woodworking tools for beginners helps take some of the guesswork out of the equation for you.

With our woodworking tools listed above, you will be completing your first project in no time!

Do you have favorite woodworking tools? Let us know in the comments below!

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