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Basic Materials to Start in Woodworking

Patricio Ortega shows us how to execute a home carpentry project using basic tools and materials

Patricio Ortega is the founder of artisanal furniture workshop Maderística (@maderistica), where art and design come together to create unique pieces. He teaches the Domestika course Professional Woodworking for Beginners.

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Patricio shares the materials you will need to create your first carpentry projects with his expert guidance: a three-legged stool.

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Materials

- Wood (in Patricio’s project, you will use pine plywood, but you can use a different type of plywood), 18 mm thick for the seat and the legs.

- Leftover cuts or cut ends from your sheet. Ask for the extra bits when they cut your wood.

- MDF to make stencils.

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Tools

- Pencils (2mm for drawing lines and another for marking)

- Carpenter’s framing square

- Metal ruler

- Combination or carpenter’s try square

- Try square

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- Hammer

- Cutter

- Double-sided contact tape

- Wood glue

- Sandpaper

- One-inch nails

- Screws (from 1 to 1/4)

- 10 mm wooden block

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- Mask (preferably with breathing valve)

- Headset (to protect ears)

- Goggles (to protect eyes)

- Gloves (painting ones, not for electrical tools)

- Workbench

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Electrical tools and extras

- Milling tool (or hand milling machine)

- Drill

- Jigsaw

- 10 mm drill bit

- 10 mm wood drill bit

- Half-inch end mill

- ¼ inch molding

- Squarehead bit

- Fine jigsaw blade

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