So nowadays when you decide to build something, it’s made from wood or stone, for the most part. However, why not make something out of silver, or gold? I’d love to design a giant silver statue of a hearthling with golden accents adorning it and a giant iron halberd in its hand.
Sure it might be a waste of valuable material, but I’m sure that at one point someone’s gonna have more ore than they know what to do with. Heck, even by the time I have a village of 15 hearthlings I have a large heap of ingots just taking up space because I have no need to craft anything from the Blacksmith.