From the beginning man had been learning new skills to survive. This trend continued until the division of labour which caused him to be specialised in particular fields. This had moved him from being a jack of all trades but master of none, to being a specialist in one. Even with specialisation, he had to continue learning and mastering his skills. While this triggered mass production that made more products available, it did not cater for the specific needs of people.
While being specialised to build one part of a product is important, to be able to develop the skills to build a complete product can be very rewarding. A few of us have found it very rewarding to develop our skills to build anything we want. This can range from everyday products like a piece of furniture to a garden shed.
If we can develop our woodworking skills, it can make a big difference. By creating blueprints of furniture to fit our space, we will be able to make that bespoke furniture which our families would enjoy and feel comfortable with. Skills like measuring and drawing were already developed since our school days. So with some effort we can quickly full the missing gap.
When buying furniture we always have to make some kind of compromise. That is, buying things that would meet most of our needs. It can be an almost impossible task to buy the type of furniture that would fit comfortable in our house. Most times furniture looks best when decorating large space. Therefore, if our living space is small, it can be a tough task to find something that fits well.
Most times when we are buying furniture in stores our choices are based on other people’s designing assumptions. These assumptions gave us options to choose from a number of designs. However, that is not all since we still have to make decisions about sizes and colours. So selecting the furniture we need, can be a real challenge.
Searching for the ideal furniture can be an enormous task. We can spend hours if not days flipping through catalogues, visiting furniture stores or even making phone calls just to find that right piece of furniture. Therefore, it can be fatiguing to find furniture with the right shape to fit our space, the right colour to match the walls and the material to show some sort of elegance.
Developing our woodworking skills is the only way to beat compatibility and design. With some adjustment of our time and with some effort, we can learn woodworking skills and build the type of furniture that we want. Since we already have some skills, learning the rest can be very easy. So design what we have in mind and make what we design should be our motto. We might be surprised to realise that developing our woodworking skills can open the door to new opportunities.
Source by Montgomery Caesar