I've recently moved house and my DIY experience to date has been, well, limited. I'm learning fast though. Rather then starting a new thread every time, I thought I'd throw them all in one place... My plan for Sunday is to start putting up some of the many shelves I said I would do. Starting in the cupboards which are out of sight if things aren't perfect. I've got an old hammer drill donated by my Dad, but no bits. I want to put up shelves that will hold a decent amount of weight. What size rawl plugs, drill bits and screws do I need to buy? In the house I grew up in, I remember the walls were either solid or sounded like cardboard when tapped and wouldn't take any weight. Is this broadly a good rule thumb or is there more I should know? I think my house is either 50s or 60s ex council. One of my projects is a very deep little room where I want to put very wide shelves to hold heavy stuff. Looking on websites like B&Q shelves are sold as much narrower then I need. I've got an old jig saw. Tips for cutting something resembling a straight line and best place to buy it? My drill is quite old, mains powered and two handled. I assume a lighter weight cordless thing would be handy at some point. What's the cheapest I can get away with out being totally shit? I know buying quality is worthwhile, but I have a lot of stuff to buy and it's coming into winter when my income drops and I become time rich to get on with my many projects! Good suggestions and deals appreciated! Other project for now is varnishing some doors that were untreated wood. I bought some decent Varnish after learning the hard way buying cheap paint. The tin did two thin coats, but looks like they will need a lot more. I'm going to sand them down next. What grade of sandpaper should I use and how much sanding do they need? I'm trying to get a high gloss to match the, Umm, intresting ceiling the last owner installed installed the living room. Has anyone used the screw fix Yaught varnish? Seems a lot cheaper then the Johnson stuff I did the first few with. Phew. Thinks that covers it for now...And thank you in advance.