Check out some online sites as wellHallo Grobbie,
You need to visit Hardware Centre in Randburg or Cape Town. They have a vast range of advice and tools. If you go on a Saturday morning, you will also find a group of woodworkers, visiting and drinking coffee.
My wife has placed a ban on me going there without her. And if I dare touch anything in the store, she will ask: Do you really need that? Why? What will you do with it? When? etc.