I've never been a big woodworker. In shop class I made this plastic ring once, it had three colours all stuck together but when I used the belt sander to smooth the edge I ended up with two colours. I also made a cage for our guinea pigs and I can't tell you how crappy it was. That's really the extent of my woodworking.
While working on this project I've learned...
- I've always known I hated sanding but I just hadn't experienced a nice palm sander.
- An air nailer makes all the difference.
- Using wood filler is just like icing a cake. Load lots on, scrape 90% off. That skill transfers right over.
- I know the inch mark, I know a quarter and I know a half, but the marks in between means nothing to me.