Now that my boys are being boys, the toys I have made are getting a little more abused and showing wear. It is a lot of fun to watch them play with the toys. Unfortunately there are times where the play is a little too rough and the toy breaks. Here are some of the casualties of being a toy:
Here is a warning to all those how have received or will receive a toy from me either through purchase or gift. If I see it on a shelf for display not for play you will never receive another wooden project from me again. This would be an insult to me and I would take it personally because the toys are meant to be played with.
I do not nor will I ever make a model for display. It does pain me to see these toys broken however it warms my heart to see kids happy and smiling because of them.
My furniture is purely functional. When it has lost its function it needs to be replaced. As in the post with the desk, I do not have a problem throwing stuff away that has outlived its usefulness. Now I did keep the hardware.
I like what I do and I love the smiles I receive.