Tool Fools 101
For the last 10 days, my husband and I have taken on the task of remodeling our tiny bathroom. We don't have a huge, fancy arsenal of tools, but we have tools that get the job done. Here is a breakdown of what was used as we worked on this project.
Skill Saw with diamond blade - this was used for rough cuts on tile under baseboard and some exposed straight edges (at the threshold into the room)
Some tips for using a skill saw to cut tile:
- spring for a tile cutter
- if you don't want to spring for a tile cutter, practice. Be careful. Cut straight. Don't cut your fingers off.
Jigsaw with a wood blade - used to cut beaded board
Tips for cutting beaded board with a jigsaw:
- measure twice, cut once
Other tools used for the bathroom project include a 10" miter saw and 10" table saw for bead board and trim, one of the most important things - the level set! I gave hubby his current 3 piece level set several years ago as a Christmas gift. I must have foreseen a crooked house in our future. Several hand tools like a hammer, wood chisel and caulk gun were also used to make this bathroom beautiful. Oh and let's not forget the paint brush.
Check out my blog later this week to see the end results. We are almost done!