Uh oh. It appears that you’ve clicked the “About” page and are attempting to dig deeper into who I really am. I’ll admit, this is a little forward of you. We hardly know each other and yet you’re clicking away at links all willy-nilly trying to discover my darkest secrets… If you must know, that’s what my old My Space page from 2001 is for (regrets… I’ve had a few).
Back to your mild stalking… this is the part where I tell you my name is Adam, I’ve been a master carpenter for over 25 years and an industry leader in sarcasm and useless movie trivia for the last few decades. Most of that is a lie (except the sarcasm and trivia part), I have no formal training or real carpentry experience. Twenty five years ago I was probably starting middle school.
“So what you get here are the real experiences of a DIY’er as they happen.”
Speaking of flashbacks of middle school… I grew up in the Shenandoah Valley in rural Virginia reluctantly holding ladders while “helping” my dad with projects either at his office or properties he was flipping at the time. If we’re being honest, I was only there because I wasn’t old enough to drive and he would buy me hot dogs, chips and a soda from Sheetz for lunch. Whether I chose to admit it at the time or not, a lot of that experience observing the techniques and tools used by my dad sunk in… but then sat dormant until I was in college. While taking a detour from my business degree at James Madison University, I quasi-pursued an art degree for a few semesters and ended up loving Industrial Design. It was there that I designed my first original piece of furniture: a collapsible wardrobe. With clothing safely on the shelves and hangers, a push on the sides made a 5 foot wide piece of furniture collapse down to a space saving 3 foot wide footprint. It still begrudgingly sits in the garage at my parent’s house a decade and a half later.