A friend of mine wanted now cabinets for his kitchen. For what he wanted, the cost was going to be around $20k. A friend of his (not me) suggested that if he bought the tools and bought the wood, he could build the cabinets himself for the same money and still have the tools when he was done. My guess is that the now has $50k in tools and that is before he builds the kiln to dry the wood. And he doesn't have time to build the cabinets because he is going to an advanced woodworking school most evenings. I'll bet it is 5 years before his wife sees the first cabinet.