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Layered Cross Project Plans

Layered Cross Project Plans Tool & Supply List

| Shane Dennehey

Here is the tool and supply list for the Layered Cross Plans.

Project Plans for Layered Crosses range from 9-inches to 8-feet tall, but for aside from the clamp size they require the same set of tools regardless of their size.

Use this list to ensure you're equipped with all of the right stuff to build Layered Crosses before buying the plans. 


Power Tools

  • Drill Cordless is nice. This one is a great value. 
  • Drill bit, ⅛ inch A metal drill index is a valuable addition to your arsenal. This one is compact, sturdy, and it can be used to gauge what size hole is needed for any screw by removing the bit and inserting the screw in the opening.
  • Miter saw [All crosses except for 9-inch] 
  • Table saw I don't own a SawStop, but I highly recommend them! 

Hand Tools

  • Bar clamps, 12-inches [Crosses 3-feet tall and larger] These quick grip clamps are fast and easy to use.
  • Cabinet scraper These are excellent for cleaning dry glue from wooden surfaces.
  • Combination square, 6-inch A compact and versatile tool, I keep a combination square in my apron at all times.
  • Clamps, Spring | 2-inch [Crosses 2-feet tall and smaller] 
  • Pencil These are #3 pencils. The harder lead stays sharper longer.
  • Sandpaper 3M Variety pack is the best way to get started.
  • Tape measure This 16' tape measure is a joy to use. It's the perfect size and weight for me.


  • Shop rags These + water make cleanup easy
  • Water bowl  You'll want to keep a fresh bowl of water handy during glue-up
  • Wood Any wood will do, hardwoods work best.
  • Wood glue Tightbond is my glue of choice.
  • Wood Glue bottle The GluBot is an amazing glue dispenser. Its multiple tips give you a lot of control so you can evenly distribute the right amount of glue for the job.




Power Tools

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  • Posted by Shane Dennehey on

    Hey Jim, the 9-inch cross is not mitered, but the larger ones are

  • Posted by Jim Devenney on

    Do you miter the smaller pieces for the nine inch cross,or just leave straight cuts?

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