Not sure if anyone has said anything yet, but I think there should be some punishment for reheating already heated ingots, leaving them heated overnight, or having stuff left outside.
I was also thinking of something like being able to create a lock to place on the outer doors. Then give a 10%(or something) chance to be raided at night. If you have a lock then it is destroyed but you don'tlose anything and have to craft a new one. If the raid doesn't occur then you keep the lock until it does.
IDK what the logs are for outside the house. I just found the game today so I'm trying to figure out what I've missed so far, I love it though and I'm so excited to see what you do. I always thought that if a game like SAO ever happened that I would be the blacksmith so this game is right in my wheelhouse.
I noticed the giant stone creature outside the back of the house, and i bumped into him lol. My girl laughed at that. How about creating armaments or traps for monsters or bandits. Fighting directly doesn't seem like anything this game is focused around, bt the cration of threat prevention sounds like it would be fun. Like a tower defense thing.