There are few items from childhood I treasure as much as those made by people I knew. Surprisingly they held up through my childhood and remain intact to this day, slightly worn and a little dusty. Reader Schnaars will likely find the same thing said of his daughter’s doll wardrobe that he constructed from pine and a little paint.
Schnaars decided a little love and under $30 was better than the luster of 300 dollars’ worth of store-bought plastic and that “spent too much cash” feeling that often accompanies such a purchase. Here in the Toolmonger shop, to a man, we heartily agree.
We do offer a warning to Schnaars: Once you’ve opened the Pandora’s Box of besting commercial offerings with your custom cabinetry, you may find your bright-eyed angel has quite a list of things Dad could do better than the store. Of course, we can think of no better taskmaster than the unabashed love of a cherished young one to put the spurs to Dad’s shop — in any event, be warned, sir.
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