Why do we DIY

Why would you want to do it yourself?

The push to build your own piece of furniture, rather than buy a completed piece, could come from several sources.

  • – Price: you’ve seen a piece you would like, but can’t afford it
  • – Quality: you’ve seen a piece you like, but it was made of particle board
  • – Fit: you can’t find a piece in the correct size or shape for your needs
  • – Uniqueness: you have a combination of needs that is unique enough that no one makes it
  • – Fun: you like building things (we’ll include “get away from some task/person/thing I want to avoid” in this)
  • – Nostalgia: you have some aged lumber that you’re dying to make use of

Many projects will touch on all of those motivations, and most will hit at least a couple of them. But even if “fun” is your top priority, you will want to consider at least a couple of the other factors when choosing projects.
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