This is my very first wood project ever. I've wanted to get into woodworking for a long time and was finally able to buy a few tools. I based this off of the plans here: http://ana-white.com/2010/11/plans/schoolhouse-chalkboard. I finished this last night and this morning my daughter used it to make a big sign for her lemonade stand. As far as woodworking goes I know this is fairly simple, but it was a great experience for me and the first step on my woodworking journey.