|Project by maplerock||posted 07-08-2013 02:32 AM||1784 views||9 times favorited||14 comments|
Sometimes I see a photo and think… “I could make that.” Then I start trying to figure out how big it is, how it’s attached, etc. In this case, having a toddler grandson I saw this and said, “why pay $15 for this when I could spend 25 or 30 hours and spend $20 on materials and make it myself?
That’s my M.O. Spend a crazy amount of time and money on a project just to be able to say “I made that for you!” And somehow, that makes it all worthwhile.
A few months after making this I visited some dear friends who were babysitting their grandchild. Right there on the floor was the storebought version of my project. It was great. Fit together better, factory finish, etc. Still, I liked mine better. I hope my grandson did too!
-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana