My question is: the plans say "If you don't have a power miter saw or radial-arm saw, guide your circular saw..."
Well, what if you don't have even a circular saw? I can't afford one at this very moment, nonetheless need to get building now, because I have other projects that need to get done which themselves require a proper bench with vises. So I need to know whether its feasible for me, someone just starting out (but with mechanical aptitude), to attempt to use a regular hand saw for doing the cross cuts on the construction-grade lumber (or maybe clear hardwood, haven't decided yet). Or whether I should not even try. I'm guessing getting straight cuts would be the major sticking point?? Or is there something else to watch out for? Also, I only have a traditional hand drill, no electric (yet). I figure this shouldn't be a problem, the holes aren't huge and the plans call for ordinary lag screws.
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.