The type of woodworking project you have decided to do will determine the size and number of tools needed to get you started. For example, if you're starting with birdhouses all you will need are some basic tools including a good hammer, screwdriver or battery operated screw gun which can double as a drill.
Safety glasses are a must for any project, and you should also consider a good pair of work gloves. Also, keep a measuring tape and pencil handy for last minute measurements and revisions. Last, but not least, add a recommended power or hand saw to your tool box. As your woodworking project becomes more advanced, other tools can be added to your tool box. It is sometimes hard to resist the temptation to buy fancy tools right of the bat but in the beginning stages of you're project you'll rarely use those tools.