My father-in-law is one of the most impressive people I've ever known. The man can build anything, make anything, fix anything - and I'm not kidding either. He once neutered my cat on our dining room table with a steak knife. That cat was well and truly "fixed". I've often wished I had taken a picture of that moment. It would have been awesome to have company over for dinner and whip out a photo and say, "Guess what happened right where you're sitting? And with that knife you're using too!"
One of his latest projects has been carving building replicas. This barn is one he made from scratch, including carving every roof shingle by hand.
The end comes off so you can see inside. My girls would have had a fit to play with this when they were younger. Polly Pockets having their very own barn? It would have been paradise for the girls and the Pollys.
FIL also carved this cabin.
The roof lifts off so you can see inside of this one as well!
Some of the furniture is purchased, some of it he made himself.
Not restricting his talents to small-scale projects, he also built a full-sized cabin.
And a bridge.
I'm telling you, he's got some serious know-how!