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Spaulders are always touted as the project for beginners as they teach all the basic skills in a neat simple project that isn't daunting for a beginner and can be completed with basic tools.
Craig's pattern comes with basic instructions and order for construction although a beginner will still need to seek aditional instructions to understand which pieces need dishing/raising and how deep to do them.