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I Have Accepted My Fate….

So here’s the thing about being a carpenter or one that works in a carpentry shop…. you end up eating a lot of sawdust. I’m pretty sure that as the 3rd generation here and at 21 years of age I have most likely eaten at least two pounds of sawdust. My dad, Todd, (a bit older than 21) has probably eaten at least 6. Now of course this is me counting from the time that I was toddling around in diapers but still….that’s a lot. When you start out, you are always sneezing and coughing and blowing off all the sawdust over yourself, your projects, your water bottle or half eaten apples sitting on the corner of the table…. but...

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Get To Know Us A Bit

Dear Readers, I have never written a blog. I have never even really read a blog. Oh well. So, when I hear the work “woodshop” I think of bearded men wearing leather tool belts and aprons and where you learn to make tables from old 2x4s and bookshelves for your closet. Now, we have our fair share of “men with beards” here but there is a lot more to us and the average carpentry shop than you might think. Here at Woodlands, there are 5 of us. Todd and Lee are the owners and then come their children: Jess (26), Tara (21) and Jason (20) who have grown up in this shop since we were small. As kids we gotten...

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