I came upon this site quite by accident, doing research for an upcoming wood project. I had decided, on a lark, that I would a new dining room table for our new house. (Posting to come on that.) It came out well enough—to my own surprise—that I decided to tackle a few other projects. I’m nearly done with a recycling cabinet, I made a screen door, and one of those big stand-up mirrors. Next up is a drafting desk for my wife. This site seemed an interesting way to steal (borrow?) good ideas, get support, and see the (amazing!) work others have done.
So my background… I am not a carpenter or anything close to it. I’m work in political communications, specifically on national security issues, here in Washington, DC. Previously I was a speechwriter. In my spare time, I’m a graphic designer and photographer. All creative things, surely, but not exactly physical. So my wife was pleasantly surprised to see that I was pretty handy when we bought our first house about 6 months ago. (I always knew, she was skeptical.) Having entirely renovated our kitchen ourselves, I’m tackling the smaller things, and now furniture needs, apparently.
Looking forward to learning more—
-- Faking it 'till I make it.