While all of us makers love to create awesome things, sometimes what we’re making is far more mundane. In fact, I’d guess my own mundane creations outweigh my awesome ones 2 or 3 to one.
Cases in point: I recently build a simple plastic reel holder for my 3d drawing area out of a couple of 1x2s. Hardly glamorous, but it’s functional and provides easy access and some much-needed space to my shelves and desktop.
Another example is an old section of countertop I recently repurposed into a desk using a leg set I bought off Amazon.
The underlying theme is that making has its roots in thrift as much as it does awesome. The endeavor should contain some of both.