No worries - most everybody here uses what they find or have on hand, and it opens possibilities for what you look for on later excursions. some of the cooler builds are from found objects (boneses' bedpan guitar comes to mind).
The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments. There are many helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.
Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is... and add yourself to the Member Map. There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.