Make Something Yourself

Although I did construction for years prior to becoming a writer and academic, I was never much of a furniture maker. But, when I was moving into a new place, I decided to bite off a bit more than I can chew and made my own butcher block out of 2x4s and had a friend bend some steel for legs.

Now, I have what is easily the heaviest coffee table I’ve ever seen and it always gives me a story to tell when people come over.