Welcome. You may not realize it but you're already way ahead of the curve. Just having the gumption to get of your ass and make something is a lot more than most people. I can barely draw a straight line but I have all sorts of people having me make stuff, artsy and furniturey. Ask away.
First, welcome here to this very friendly WW forum, where we all become teachers and students. There are IMO no "goofy questions" - only unique solutions. However you choose to make sawdust, enjoy and be safe.