Hey, my name is Matt and I am a retired master craftsman. I was born and raised in a carpenters house with family who were pretty much all carpenters as well. Growing up in the construction world made it easy for me to learn fast, especially since we worked on many homes over a million dollars. My dad was one of the last in my area to be a true craftsman. He could build a home ground up including the furniture and cabinets by himself. Many people these days simply specialize in one or 2 areas of construction or woodworking.
Now you may be asking, Matt, what does a contractors background have to do with woodworking? Everything!
Typically if you are good with one, you are good with the other, you may just not know it yet. A lot of the tools cross over into each other. Not to mention, I see a lot of specialized sites out there strictly for woodworking and thought I might add a twist and add some construction ideas and training as well. Like I said earlier, I have been lucky enough to work on some very fancy ocean front homes and learned or made up a few tricks of my own.
I spent 16 years as a licensed and bonded contractor and retired here in 2015. Business was always great, but I enjoy waking up when I want these days and nerding out on the computer a lot. Website building intrigues me and has become a side passion.
I look forward to adding a lot of content slowly along with videos, and reviews. I have gone through so many tools and know the crap from the good stuff. I can also recommend products you should lean towards and things to avoid when woodworking or building anything. I have seen and made so many mistakes that I can save you from them by simply sharing my experiences.
So please enjoy yourself, look around, watch some videos and I hope to add some humor in as well. Boring site really suck honestly so I really hope this isn’t that!
Let me share a few of my projects I have done in the past below. These are my pictures some big and small projects.