Basic Hand Tools

These are the basic hand tools that you can use survive super simple DIY’s, or just assmble your Ikea furniture with. No judgement here on how you use your tools.

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Basic Tool Kit


This pretty much covers a good amount of those basic hand tools-from hammer to screwdriver, you can tackle all those Ikea instructions with ease.

Where to Buy: Amazon, Lowes, Home Depot

Stud Finder

Zircon Stud Finder

Very useful in projects like hanging shelves, or putting up a TV mount. While there are cheaper and more simple stud finders, we reccomend at least this one to ensure the most easy success in locating those studs.

Where to Buy: Amazon, Lowes


CRAFTSMAN Torpedo Level, 9-Inch

When your phone isn’t enough, go buy a level. These come in handy more often than you would think.

Where to Buy: Amazon

Tape Measure

Kobalt 25 ft Tape Measure

Although the basic tool kit comes with a tape measure, we highly reccomend buying a 25-footer of you are doing anything serious. This Kobalt is my favorite because of how easy it is to read-no more counting “lines and dohickies” for me witht this one!

Where to Buy: Amazon, Lowes


Swanson Speed Square

We use this for angle cuts, straight cuts, pretty much all cuts! They also are super handy when it comes to building rafters.

Where to Buy: Amazon

Pliers Set


Pliers, good for pretty much anything. This set is awesome because it includes needle nose and simple wire cutters (which we use more than scissors to cut pretty much all our stuff).

Where to Buy: Amazon, Lowes

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