Resource: Tools You'll Need to Build Your Wood Bike Kit Frame

The wood bike frame kits have been designed for assembly using minimal tools and equipment.  

Required Space and Items

  • A flat work surface
  • Bar clamps (min 3" clamping width, min 2" throat depth)
  • Band clamp (min 8' band, light duty)
  • Sandpaper (bulk pack ranging from 60 - 220 grit)
  • Dust mask
  • Sharp knife / razor
  • Straight edge / ruler
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill

Optional Items

These tools and materials are not required to complete the build but can be helpful to speed up some of the steps and add to the finished product.

  • Files & rasps
  • Electric sander
  • Masking or Painter's Tape
  • Decals, graphics, and badges

The instructions included in the kit (as well as the Prep Kit) include details about how each of these is used and the importance of particular specifications.  For example, a flat work surface is an important part of the build since the work surface is used to guide alignment of the frame as you put it together.

Buyer's Guide

We've started to collect a list of these items and where to buy them.  We will continue to update and build out this list.

Here are some examples and links to websites where you can purchase these items directly.  You may also find other options for brands or makes that you prefer. 

Item Where to Buy
Bar Clamps (x 2-4)
Irwin Quick-Grip® SL300 Clamps - 6"


Bessey TG Professional Series Bar Clamps - Light Duty, 4-inch throat


Band Clamps (x 1)
Rockler 1'' x 15' Band Clamp
HORUSDY Band Clamp, frame strap Amazon