A few weeks ago, a neighbor saw me tinkering and tooling in my garage and stopped by. He chatted for a bit, then got to the ask: a temple for his home. He showed me a picture of one he liked: "Can you make this?" Me: "Don't know... never tried."
I've always said (totally arrogant, I know) I could build anything I see, and this project definitely put that boast to the test! I spent around 40 hours on it total, with at least 15 of those hours getting YouTube University credits and scratching my head while staring like a zombie at a pile of wood (and another 5-10 fixing mistakes).
He didn't just want the one in the picture (hard enough!), he also wanted to be able to lift it when it was fully assembled. As he moves somewhat frequently, and since this was a pretty hefty investment for him ($650 when all was said and done), he also wanted to be able to take it apart into easy-to-ship pieces.
Dude... SERIOUSLY?!? Do you want it to make sandwiches, too?
I have to say, the hardest part was figuring out how to attach it all and make it detachable as well. In the end I may have been exhausted, but I was also excessively proud of my work, and love to think that I made something sacred and lovely for my neighbor to enjoy for years to come.