It really isn't about the wood. It's about what you plan to do with it. Woodworking is a talent learned in many differnt ways. Your understanding of geometry, measurements and drawing are keys to help you transform the wood. Start small. With a hammer, cross cut hand saw, yard stick and some nails you can buid a simple project. As you build, ask questions as to how to best use the tools you have. You'll be suprised as to what you will learn and it all started with having an idea and some simple tools.