There is little doubt that making your own furniture can be a rewarding experience. Seeing a finished piece in its correct place in your home and knowing that it is all your own work is a real pleasure :).
But there is one important proviso. It has to look really good. Most of us maybe, have seen pieces of furniture, usually designed with the home maker in mind, which lack all grace and delight and which, however well constructed, have that tell-tale amateur look.