I have it on good authority that my ancestors were woodworkers. I learned this just recently, which is strange because I have always had a strange desire to work with wood, even when I was little. At any rate, I hope their skills were passed down genetically.
Before I tackle things like building a new deck or putting up crown molding, or building a bird house (hey, I’m NEW at this) I think I need to get the garage under control. For some reason, the garage has become a default storage area for random things; furniture, old TV sets, old clothes, miscellaneous appliances, computers, rugs, etc. I think there’s even a screen door and a chandelier in there somewhere. It’s not as bad as something you’d see on Hoarders, but it’s a bad habit to keep things that aren’t being used. And when you have to park your car outside the garage; it’s pathological. All of it needs to go. I’ll build some shelves and keep the things that are worth keeping.
So for now… I’ll start with basic shelving while clearing out the garage.
Then I’ll start building an all-purpose workbench.
-- Stevezilla, Peachtree City Georgia, http://lumberjocks.com/Stevezilla