|The Internet Woodworker
I saw the plant stand I built for my wife's classroom, and it is a reminder that when you build a item for a specific spot it might not always be in that spot. Originally, the plant stand was meant to go in-between the back of her desk and the window. The plant stand was one of my earlier projects, and like many of you I’m sure you pick apart every mistake made on a piece. What I told my self at the time was don't worry about it no one would ever see it. The stand will be behind the desk. Well the wife likes it somewhere else, and that’s ok it's her stand. Now the plant stand doesn’t have any plants on it, and is prominently displayed in the classroom. I just have to remember things change. Just because I built something for a specific place or purpose, doesn’t mean that years down the road it will be doing either of those things. I need to keep my standards up because some day, the front may be the back. And if I want to build things that last, I need to build things that change too.