How long have you been working with wood?
I’ve been a carpenter since 1993, but have been working with wood since middle school when I fell in love with wood and tools in a shop class.
What is it about wood that you love and appreciate?
What’s not to like? I like the feel, smell, look, and workability of wood.
Favorite wood project?
This is one of my all-time favorite projects we’ve ever done. http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/how-to-build-an-outdoor-shower.html
Best wood project story?
I just finished working on a timber-framed pool house. We finished the inside all in rough-sawn eastern white pine. Everything from cabinets, doors, changing rooms, and partitions – super fun and a beautiful project when completed.
Where do you think wood fits into today’s home improvement/building industries?
Wood will never go away for trim, cabinets, built-ins and flooring. In fact, it’s coming back in popularity with architects and designers.
Rob Robillard is a carpenter, and the editor of AConcordCarpenter.com.