I have not been traditional woodworking long either. I have mostly tried to do workshop projects; shooting boards, saw till, saw bench, building a bow saw or other tools, I ended up building a workbench my first year but I really needed one and didn’t find it that daunting. I’m sure in years to come I will find faults with it but it works way better than the little 20″ x 30″ top I was trying to plane all my projects on. I’ve heard some people suggest tool totes. I hope to build a traditional tool chest for all my tools in the next year. I think it partially depends on the type of builds your interested or excited about and what skills you have and want to develop.