What a great resource this place is. I'm getting headaches from stuffing so much info into my brain so fast. :D
I've just started setting up a home shop after a decade of sailboat and camper living, so I need everything and
there's little furniture in the house. I retired 5 years ago, so I have more time than money.
Right now I'm starting out with a workbench, some sawhorses, a circular saw with a home-built fence for rips and crosscuts, and a jigsaw. I get my sheet goods cut into manageable sections at the store. I'm practicing with that fence and getting pretty good at it.
After a few test boxes to relearn things I once knew as a pup, I'll be tackling some furniture building. Since the wife wants most of it painted, I'll probably stick mostly to ply, with more money invested in pocket screws than clamps. Here's the entertainment center
I'll be basing most of my designs on.
Since the home we bought for retirement is Mid-Century Modern style we're furnishing it mostly along those lines, which makes for simple furniture with little ornamentation.
I'll tackle some more traditional hardwood presentation pieces after I get the shop built up and redevelop some skill. Perhaps even a lathe one day. (I used to work alongside my dad when I was a kid.)
Looking forward to getting to know the folks around here.