:thumbsup:i have made a lot of my own furniture. just can't buy the right size or shape, so i make it. plus nice solid wood instead of press board. my house has a country decor, so i have made a bunch of stuff for that. my girlfriend paints, quilts, knits, you name it, and her stuff is amazing. she sees stuff in a magazine, threatens to pay crazy money for it, and i end up making it for next to nothing.
much more satisfying to do your own stuff
My dad was like that, able to fix most things with limited means. I think I never saw a more happy smile on his face than when I made a new canopy for our boat to replace the broken one