Welcome to The Carpenter’s Angle. My intent, through this blog, is to share some of the knowledge and ideas I have developed over many years working in the field of carpentry and construction. I would like to begin with a little about my own philosophy. I recently came across a quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. that eloquently sums up my feeling about the trade. In his words, “Labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” I have dedicated my entire life to the perfection of my career, to the labor of building the structures in which people live their lives. From my humble beginnings as a carpenter, I have grown and learned, reaching a point at which I have not only created a successful small business, but more importantly, have provided a positive community service. It is my mission through hard work, dedication and research to continually make myself the best general contractor, carpenter, and man that I can be. This is why I write.
Those looking for an exceptionally well-written construction blog might need to look somewhere else. I will be honest with you, I am not a writer. I am just a man who is trying to share my knowledge with the general public so that others can understand the caliper of professional that I am. It is my great pleasure to share my thoughts, wisdom and knowledge with the world. Hopefully I can educate and be a positive resource to the people that read this blog. More importantly, hopefully by writing about my passion, I can reflect and learn myself. I too will use the wonderful power of writing to polish my thoughts in order to accomplish my goal–to strive to be the best in my field.
Within my blog entries I will be focusing on product review, construction methods, busness practices, descriptions of projects, tricks of the trade, and general information about home construction. Some will be better than others, but overall, hopefully it will be a great resource for information. Most importantly, I hope I can show the world that the building trade is more than 2×4’s and nails; it is a complex, multi-faceted, and rewarding trade. It is my goal to inform, educate, and inspire the public the best way I can about this wonderful trade and to honor each and every tradesman that came before me that contributed to the improvement of this business. Thank you for reading.