Attempted to cut everything with hand tools. I learned the value of a rip saw, or in my case, the lack of one. I tried using a Japanese crosscut saw to do the rip (with the grain) cuts. I think I would still be at it two weeks later.
Tried a cheap saw I bought at Home Depot years ago. I think a spoon would be more capable.
So, I did some work with hand tools...and the rest with a jigsaw.
My cutting skills still need lots of improvement.