Without a doubt, home ownership is probably one of the biggest catalysts to propel people into woodworking. Even if you grew up with a woodworker or took shop classes in school, being a homeowner reignites that spark and grows into a passion for tools and creating projects intended for in and around the home.
Most of the time that spark occurs because once we take ownership of a house, we immediately want to make it our own. Whether it’s replacing trimwork, adding crown mouldings, maybe even tackling some repairs to unsightly fixtures or features that would scare off some people. Whatever the task it suddenly means it’s time to get some tools and dive headfirst into those projects.
Recently a friend of ours approached me with a problem she’s lived with for several years, a broken louver door to a bedroom closet. As soon as she walked in the door with it I had flash backs to when we bought our first house. It was a project I couldn’t resist, especially because I knew it was one I would have been intimidated by all those years ago.
On today’s episode, join me on a trip down memory lane as we set aside some of our regular woodworking shop projects and tackle a little home repair.