While moving some things in my apartment last weekend, a bookshelf that I had for several years fell apart. Looking at how to put it back together I realize that it was more or less sawdust and glue with wood grain plastic on outside. I then went out and bought a small sold wood bookshelf. I figure I can maintain it, refinish it in the future if needed, and maybe even pass it down to future generations.
Do you buy disposable items or items that you can get fixed or refinished? Do you get your furniture refinished or reupholstered? Do you get your shoes resoled or toss them?