I first became involved in this industry when I was in high school. During that time, my mom was a Tole Painter — holding classes at the Plum Fun Shop in Portland, OR. They were in need of someone to build the wood — and that is where my career in woodworking began.
Over time, my folks expanded the garage so that I could continue to grow my business. For a time, I dabbled in making cabinets for apartment complexes, but my love for the art industry drew me back to my roots.
When I got married, I knew that I needed to find a place where I could either expand and build a shop, or find a place with one already on the lot. We got lucky and found property in Milwaukie, OR (not the other Milwaukee) that included a shop with plenty of room to expand, if needed.
I have now entered into the phase of laser cutting, and while technology is a wonderful thing, sometimes I just like to create from scratch like I used to those many years ago.
I hope that you enjoy the items on our website and that they help you find inspiration to keep creating.
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