We bought a house, so I decided it was finally time to learn how to be a DIY'er.
It started with building raised flower beds as soon as we moved in
They have since been filled with about a million pounds of dirt and have been producing very very well!
Then it was time to make sure my dogs wouldn't get hit by a car! I called a fence company and the quote they gave me was ridiculous! SOO i decided I would just do it myself! Maybe not 100% perfect, but I am proud of it. AND, this is the project that really reminded me how much I wanted to get into woodworking. Something about the feeling of something from nothing just resonated with me!
Then of course, it was time to make a wood shop! Space is tight, even in the new house...so I used my Home Depot move coupon and made a plan. About 100 trips back and forth to harbor freight and home depot, and I had a work bench and a little shop in my basement.
So I decided to make something, I don't have any pictures of it finished, but I made a little mail holder for inside the front door.
Then, at the end, I decided to try and build something a bit nicer. I just looked at pictures and sorta went at it. I made some plans but they were followed very loosely.
Now I am starting on a larger bookcase. I also am hoping to start trying to build boxes soon as well. I added a router to the shop so I am going to try and get a router table!
Its great to be here, I have already learned so much from just looking around the forums.