New to woodwork and not sure what to buy to get project done
Apart from those of you that have had wood working skills handed down to them I guess most of us will have been in my position? Although I could be wrong!
I need to make some shelves to hold glasses and other stuff in a horsebox that’s been converted to a bar. I can turn my hands to most things given the time and internet videos. This site is great and will be really useful and interesting even after this project as I plan to spend more time wood working. I purchased Mike Pecovich’s book which is good reading and I plan to start making furniture as soon as I have these shelves finished. If I enjoy it as much as I think I will I will convert a single garage into a shop. (It’s not really a garage any more it’s currently a cinema but doesn’t get used enough)
Anyway…I’m waffling……Where do I start? The shelves are 2000 x 900 and split into 3 vertical sections with the middle section having one shelf whilst the other sections have two. So a top, two sides and a base. I was thinking of using some sort of butt joint for the corner joints unless otherwise educated? And not sure at all how to fix the shelves themselves.
I thought about using my local DIY shops Whitewood PSE 18mm as we are trying to keep the price down for the job. My wife would then stain the wood. One of her specifications is that the top shelf has an interesting front edge to it. Like a simple rounded edge or if not to difficult something slightly more decorative. But rounded will do! I had entertained the idea of buying a router to do this and also to make wine glass hangers. These would be a router cut the same width and depth as the base of the wine glass so the glasses slide in and out.
I pretty much don’t have any hand tools worth talking about. Anybody care to suggest what I need? I also don’t have a bench! So was thinking a workmate of some sort and then my second project as I don’t have time to make it my first will be to build a bench.
My next post will be where do you buy decent hand tools that will last if they are looked after? I’m sure the rabbit hole is looking very long and deep.
Sorry for the long post….and cheers in advance to anyone who can help.