Never been much into DYI as to the time constraints..If I had more time, I would spend it hunting, fishing, and hammocking. I really enjoy getting my gear from the cottage makers and then enjoying it and how they made my life so much more enjoyable. They put their sweat, and workmanship into really great products that I know, do to my limited time, couldn't be even closely accomplished, so I will be one of those, that spend my money with them and admire everything they do to perfection. And like I say, spend my time in the woods when I can.