Tools of the Clubhouse Trade

Watch the master carpenter at work!

What is a carpenter without the proper tools? Even weekend warriors need some dignity. If you want to man up and build that clubhouse, you’re going to need the best and brightest on your side. Porter Cable is one of the finest brands for giving their costumers the greatest bang for the buck. Also see why we highly recommend GRK Fasteners to build any outdoor playhouse. Don’t be stuck with Harry homeowner gear, demand the best!

The Absolute Essentials:Rudimentary tools need to get any carpentry job done.


Aluminum alloy, 7-inch speed square with 62 page booklet

Speed Square

Speed squares are one of the most useful yet simple tools you can have in your arsenal. Includes a handy booklet for building rafters. Well worth the price of admission.

16 foot, Bostitch measuring tape with 1.25 inch wide blade and 13 foot standout

Professional Measuring Tape

With a 13′ standout and the ability to hook on to anything from all 4 sides, this tape is a must for speedy and convenient measuring making the job go faster and smoother.

Multipurpose, rust resistant star head screws

GRK R4 Screws

One of the best general working screws you can use for building an outdoor clubhouse. Doesn’t rust, strong as a rino and uses the low cam-out star head to prevent bit stripping.

Rust proof, multi-use, star head screws

GRK RSS Screws

Same as the R4 GRKs but for larger and more serious applications. Use for securing 4x4s to joists or screwing walls together.


Combo Kits & Extras – Making the job much easier


Porter cable, NiCd impact, drill, flash light and saw combo kit

4 Tool Combo Kit

The ultimate combo kit for building your clubhouse. Also includes a reciprocating saw; especially useful for cutting out plywood siding.

Porter cable 12v impact driver

Impact Driver

If you’re planning on building your clubhouse with mostly screws, this’ll make the job go 10x faster than with a drill.

15 amp mag worm drive circular saw by Skil

15 Amp Saw

One of the few right-hand saws, this worm drive circular saw has a stunning 15 amps of power to cut very quickly. 15 amps is the maximum size motor that can be used with a regular home outlet.

Stanley high impact four foot level

Stanley 4 Foot Level

An absolute must for making basically anything.

Porter Cable, NiCd drill and impact combo kit

Impact & Drill Combo

Two very practical tools that can be used not only with your clubhouse, but many projects around the big house too. A very utilitarian tool kit.

Porter cable, NiCd 6-1/2-inch circular saw and drill combo kit

Drill & Saw Combo

There’s no beating the power of a corded saw and plug-in drills are a dime a dozen, but if you want to get a small job done fast and efficiently, a battery drill and saw are a must.

Hard plastic, over the ear earmuffs

Peltor Earmuffs

Things can get really loud when working with power tools. These earmuffs are one of the most efficient, non-battery earmuffs on the market today at 29db noise reduction.

OSHA compliant, 61 piece first aid kit

First Aid

Accidents happen. Every household should have at least one first-aid kit ready in case any occur.