I had initially thought about doing one of those build videos which I have watched non-stop for several months now. Then I realized that there isn't much of a point to it. It takes a whole lot of time and focus away from what really matters to me, at this stage: learning and avoiding as many screw-ups as I possibly can. However, I was able to take a few pictures along the way and I think those will give me enough help in trying to recollect the entire experience here.
As I have alluded to, I took inspiration from a lot of builders and DIY'ers from YouTube. For this particular project, I wanted to be a bit more realistic and went for a relatively simple design. This was among the walkthroughs which I opted to study... intently: