The closer we get to being serious about building our own house, the more I think about how much fun it would be to build out my own interior - cabinets, molding, banisters, etc. I've done basic stuff - ripping wood, cutting to measure, etc - for my deck, and it's held up pretty durn well for the year it's been up, no signs of damage, still level, a tiny bit of warping to be expected from being made of wood, but otherwise I'm pretty happy. Our next purchase is going to be a miter saw. I look at how much custom cabinets cost and think to myself, jeez, I could build that myself and load it with ikea pulls and rails and it'd cost half the price!
Anybody done that sort of thing before?