Hi Bruiser welcome to the forums. My first project was making shelves before I had a shop all I had was a jigsaw and a sander. I would even build them in the kitchen when my wife was at work. I would suggest maybe some wood magazines. Buy a couple of them or one at a time and pick the ones you feel would fit your needs. Shop Notes, or wood workers journal, wood, popular wood working is some fine magizines I get some of my ideas from. And there are many more very good ones. Heres a really good site to check out for books I use it and I'm building quite a library from them. www.woodworkersbookclub.com Hope this helps you out I've been and still are where you are I'm always thinking of new ways to do something easier or a little different every time I do a project.