The tools which would be used in a construction include the following:
- Adze: an ax like tool for trimming and smoothing wood with a curved metal blade at right angles to the handle.
- Broad ax: an ax with a very wide blade which is used for hand hewing timbers.
- Froe: a metal wedge shaped tool used for making shingles.
- Maul: a wooden mallet used for striking a froe when making shingles.
Chisel: A tool used to cut or carve holes in the beam, generally for cutting holes for the joints.