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.