My table was built completely by hand, without any power tools. I did so because given the rural nature of the design, I thought it would make it feel more genuine. While I'm glad I did so, there were many times I was tempted to grab the drill or circular saw. Decide before you start this whether you want to use power tools or not, it could save you a lot of time.
A lot of the tools and processes used in this instructable are inherently dangerous, be careful, use common sense, wear all necessary safety equipment.
Step 1: Tools and Supplies
- Hand Saw
- Steel Wedge
- Spring Nail Punch
- Pocket Knife
- Flathead Screwdriver
You will also need trees and nails (or screws if you're using a drill). I used both 2" and 2.5" finishing nails.