Yesterday, I stopped by Kirchner's to pick up more screws, a magnetic screw holder attachment for the drill/driver, and a couple of boards sawn into pieces. In fairly good order, I cut the rest of the pieces I needed and made a second little table, pretty much like the one I made Wednesday, to sit by the door into the house. It's not very pretty -- nothing I cut seems to ever be quite the size I intend -- but it's solid and functional, and it's satisfying to have it come together.
I'm thinking about my next project, which is much more ambitious. I have a general idea of what I want it to be but I'm trying to work out the details of how to make the pieces fit together, hopefully without needing any techniques that are beyond my knowledge or costly tools and materials.