But surely I will be able to call Lowe's or something and tell them what piece of wood I have and how I am told it is supposed to be cut and they can tell me the best thing to use right? And actually, when I buy the wood, I should be able to get it cut there in the store. Would just have to have all that stuff together before I went to buy wood and tools. Would eventually like to build furniture for every room in my house, but I am thinking that is a little much to try and swallow right now. The bed will be a huge project to begin with.