One of my best friends got me into woodworking over 20 years ago. She coached me patiently and and we spent many hours in her wood shop making tons of things with her scroll saw. Over the years I’ve learned how to use different tools making home repairs and improvements with my husband. Together we have taken on the challenges of being as DIY as possible.

In 2005 we took on a large wood working project on our homestead and built a 30 x 40 pole barn with an expansion shed. It took about 3 years from start to finish. About 85% of the wood for our barn is from our property. It was a dream come true. Back then our daughter owned our beloved horse Sarada, and the old grey mare needed a shelter. It was a sweet, super fun project.

Our latest project was building my mom a tiny house, which has been a major group effort, led by our family, friends, and even some strangers.

Tiny house project