Thanks Gene for the link. That was very helpful.
I'm certainly going to show my newbieness here and it looks like I need to pick up a few books from the books/magazines link I saw.
I was just planning on purchasing some wood, cutting to desired size, routing the edges, staining it to match the furniture in the kids rooms, and hanging them. Very generic and basic.
As far as tools, the tools I have are very basic...I don't even own clamps (they are next on the purchase list). I will buy things as I need them. I'm sure there's a list of tools that should be in a beginner's workshop, it's just the matter of find it.
Streamwinner...thanks for the kind words. Posting my work is rather intimidating when I see items such as the beautiful clock and the gorgeous hutch from the projects forum. Wow....if I could do work that is half as nice, I'd be happy! lol
Another embarrassing admittal....I don't know what facing is! lol
I should had paid attention to my father when he was building our deck 20 yrs ago...but as a kid, playing ball was much more fun.
Thanks again for all of the help!