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My name is John and the absolutely gorgeous woman next to me in the picture is my wife Emmy. I would first like to begin by thanking God for the wonderful gifts and talents that He has given me. I have been able to draw ever since I could pick up a pencil and paint ever since I got my hands on a brush...
I first began tearing down old buildings when I was 17 years old for the purpose of re-using the materials for other construction projects. The first building that I was involved in was an old school house that was given to my Mom to tear down for the lumber. When I was 21 my aunt and uncle hired me to help them with a few construction projects, which included tearing down a number of barns to for the lumber. When the projects were close to being finished they offered me a huge barn to tear down, an offer that my family and I could not refuse (lots of nice lumber)!
In 2001 I flew to the Philippines to meet my future wife in person for the first time. We checked into a resort on a small island and it was there that I truly became inspired to start making furniture. I observed the building and construction methods of the local craftsmen and was amazed with what they were able to do with a few simple hand tools (when I say hand tools, I'm talking about tools that don't require electricity). I decided that our room was in need of some extra furnishings, so after getting permission from the owner of the resort I purchased a little bit of lumber and got to work. I have been building furniture ever since.
I have never had any shop classes in school, so what a wonderful blessing it was to find out that I have been given a great artistic ability to work and be creative with some of Gods very own artwork...wood.
|commented on||folding chair||01-20-2011 10:26 PM|
|commented on||folding chair||01-19-2011 10:15 PM|
|added project||small corner shelf||01-19-2011 12:05 AM|
|added project||barn wood coffee table||01-18-2011 11:43 PM|
|added project||Barn Board Chair||01-18-2011 11:15 PM|
|added project||barn wood adarondak chair||01-18-2011 10:41 PM|
|added project||Scrap wood end table||01-18-2011 10:15 PM|
|added project||quirky bench||01-18-2011 09:35 PM|
|added project||folding chair||01-18-2011 09:17 PM|
|commented on||Our first coffee table||01-18-2011 08:53 PM|
|added project||Our first coffee table||01-14-2011 06:19 AM|
|commented on||Plant Stand||01-14-2011 01:29 AM|
|commented on||Reclaimed barn wood coffee table||01-14-2011 01:21 AM|
|signed up||everythingreclaimed's Profile||01-13-2011 10:25 PM|