I am in Awe!Personally, I just don't build anything until I know where it's going to live (or if it's going to be a one-and-done prop).
Often, where and / or how the prop will be stored becomes an integral part of the design. It influences the dimensions, the mounting concept for outdoors (on display) and indoors (in storage).
If it doesn't have a home when that year is over, it has to be deconstructed and turned into something else, given away, etc.
Basically, I just think everything has to have a home before construction begins. For example, this is one side of the shop on November 1st....everyone back in their spots, and waiting patiently for next year:
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