How I got into woodworking
A few years ago I wanted to buy a new bookshelf. After endless hours of research and a few trips to furniture stores, I was frustrated. I couldn’t find what I wanted. Either it was made out of cheap materials and looking awful or it was way over my price limit. So I decided to build it on my own.
In the process of building, the skills my granddad taught me when I was a child, came in pretty handy. He used to prepare boards with nails and I could hammer them in, showed me how to use power tools, and knocked together almost everything I wanted to have for the house or garden with me.
After a few hundred bucks spent on materials and new tools, quite some hours of surfacing boards by hand, sanding and finishing, my live edge oak shelf was done. I added bowtie inlays and water pipes as feet. I was proud of what I’ve created, but most importantly I’ve rediscovered my passion for building cool stuff out of wood. The techniques I used to make the shelf like inserting bowtie keys, I learned by watching videos online and diving into the fantastic world of the maker community.
Shortly after our daughter was born, we moved into a house that needed a renovation. The perfect excuse for me to set up a shop in the basement and acquire even more tools.
Why I started Bau-Woodworks
Woodworking can be a very solitary and intimidating hobby. But thanks to all the great people out there sharing their knowledge and putting their personality into their content I never felt alone along my journey.
With Bau-Woodworks I want to give back to the community and inspire others to pick up a tool and build something awesome. If you want to create something, I truly believe you can build it, even if it takes longer than expected. And it certainly always does.
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Now go out and make some sawdust!