So I’m working on rebuilding my big box computer. My Desktop fried several years ago, and I am only now having the cash to rebuild it and not use some throw away small box computers we salvaged around here. I still have my preferences for parts and I’m still working that way. It’s just how I am.
It’s led me to ponder how I could do other things myself, how to build things that I would HOPE I could do myself instead of hunting down used or a box from Walmart or fancy expensive stuff from furniture stores.
Let’s be honest, there are a lot of things out there now you can’t put together and figure out on your own. We depend on smartphones, laptops, and tablets that are so delicate that any user modification is just insanity. But we still also use Desktops. We need places to put things, we have cars that we can somewhat work on with our own hands.
So I’m building a desktop out of parts, though I can’t do the whole printed circuit board design and build up from scratch thing, that’s Dad’s career. I can assemble parts just fine, of course with the way things are all you get really is a motherboard and everything is on it, you can add on later, but It’s all on the MB now. Still, it can be done by hand.
You can build a nice sturdy table, desk, or shelf with plywood and screws from the home improvement store. You don’t HAVE to just get the stuff made of particle board that’s cheap, or the extremely expensive antique stuff.
We need to do more DIY I think in the world. Let’s see what we can do and build up for ourselves instead of just getting kits from the store and reading their instructions. Let’s build something that will last and serve our purpose well. 🙂