Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Central Washington State
Lola Ranch, Central Washington State
Lola is my horse, I'm Bret, howdy.
My Grandfather was a builder. My Dad learned a lot from him but followed his dream and became an artist. I learned a lot from both of them. I did my first professional cabinet job at age fourteen working out of my Dad's garage. My brother was a builder until he was taken from us too soon.
I think it was my destiny to build things, and build things I have, mostly with wood and, I like to think, with a bit of artistry as influence by my father. I've plied my trade as a cabinetmaker, carpenter, builder, furniture maker, timber framer, etc. for more than forty years.
My wife (the real horse person) and daughter and I live here in one of many homes I've built for myself over the years, with a few acres of pasture, within veiw of the Columbia River and the Cascade Mountains. I have two other daughters that have their own families and three grandchildren.
I built a shop/barn building last spring and spend a lot of time building things and setting up the shop.
I've been visiting woodworking forums for a couple of months now and have gotten much inspiration. I'm amazed at the talent and creativity that's out there.
I have many stories and much to tell but have said enough for now.
See ya later, Bret