Do you know what the problem with having friends is? The problem with having friends is that they will never tell you the truth.
At this point, I’ve been building stuff and sharing it online for a few years and I keep getting one consistent piece of feedback from all of my friends. It’s that they absolutely love everything I’m doing. And honestly, I just don’t see how that could be the case. So I’ve come to the conclusion that my friends are all lying to me.
I’m not mad about it, it’s a perfectly human thing to do. Almost everyone does it to some extent. It’s really hard to give people feedback on something that they are obviously deeply invested in. You have to risk genuinely hurting their feelings. But I’m going to let you in on a little secret, there is ONE way to know if someone really likes your work, and that’s if they ask you to create something that will then be prominently displayed in their home.
And that’s exactly what I did in this build. I built a Shou Sugi Ban desk for my friend at his request.