This project was a ton of fun, and pretty easy to access for a new woodworker. I do think the type of screws are a poor choice, as a beginner will probably be buying lumber from a home center and is most likely not using a plainer or jointer. Also, some thing to note is the brackets are not made for this purpose and because of this the countersinks are on the inside so the screws don’t sit flush.
I loved the project (made it as a gift for my sisters new apartment so she chose the white paint).
Can’t wait to build my next project from here.
Varathane spray polyurethane (satin)