Don't get me wrong, I totally respect the "naysayers" opinions and ideas. For some, this would be too much time and trouble. But for some of us, it's the challenge and the self satisfaction we get by doing something like this ourselves.
It's easy to understand how others would think that we are nuts. But if you do this for those DIY reasons, absolutely go for it.
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