Gail, one of our regular readers, submitted a suggestion of starting with a closet shelving project to get the feel for building something. I think that’s a great suggestion! Many home improvement stores have modular shelving of one type or another, so you can buy the components as you need them.
The picture is Gail’s own shelving project for one of her daughters (she’s a mother of 4 great kids). She writes about her dream place: “someday I would like to have some acreage with a residence (at least 2 acres with zoning to keep farm animals, and the house at least 3 bedrooms, since I have a big family). Later I may build 2 additional guest houses connected with a porch (this is my idea, since my oldest two daughters someday will need their own places to live). The guest houses would have a loft and possibly a basement. When the houses get too small for my oldest daughters, they can be used for my youngest two children. I also want to have a barn.”
Thanks, Gail for submitting your idea! If anyone else out there has ideas for building projects that would help get you used to using power tools and lumber, please send it in.