I am a certified welder, by far the eaisiest to learn while welding is MIG. You can pick up some small MIG welders for a few hundred bucks. These welds will be plenty strong for what you need. I do mostly ARCH welding but that is for large industrial type stuff. TIG is for like sheet metal and hard to learn, but it is really usefull once you get good with the MIG. The MIG will do all sorts of things for you, even sheet metal if your carefull. If you have any questions give me a PM.
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