I bought a 2' x 2' sheet of wood. It's pine. As if I know the differences between wood.
As you can see, I drew lines on it. I needed four pieces of wood, each 6" wide and 2' long. Since the wood was already 2' x 2', this was simple. The hubs cut it up and I put it together using wood glue and finishing nails.
I used the free paint I got from Ace Hardware (THEY'RE GIVING IT AWAY AGAIN ON SATURDAY!) and gave it a couple coats of paint.
I bought some trim at Lowe's and spray painted it white and used wood glue to attach it to the front.
And just like that, I became a carpenter. I think I have enough experience to build an entire house, complete with a deck. I just need A LOT of sheets of 2' x 2' pine.