Well, that is a huge adventure and will involve lots of smoke and flames for sure. Snubbers, charge induced into Cgs by high output slew rates and stray inductance will do things you would never have imagined, all of which result in destruction. I recommend buying a big pile of very cheap mosfets, e.g. IRFZ44 or whatever you can pick up in bulk for <50c each; try Tayda Electronics
(they seem to sell genuine semis) or pick up like 50 on eBay and hope they're relatively good fakes.
To get you started, read the datasheet for the IR2130 and all three of its appnotes (AN-985, DT04-04, DT99-7); they contain so much gold regarding the subtleties of what you need to get right in order to not have it burn down.