I love to build things as well. Recently Donna and I built a deck in the backyard, complete with a pond and waterfall with fish. The deck is 80% recycled materials and extra wood cut-offs from my various jobs. We call it our "Soul Renovation Station". So far its living up to the name. ADDENDUM: it was good well it lasted. I have since moved out, as a life with Donna is no more. She has a great deck now though.