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Here's My Woodworking!
By Michael Billings
Chicago, IL


I've always enjoyed woodworking, and started with basic projects that I could make out of wood that required simple straight cuts. This was partially a factor of not having the skills for more complicated projects, but also the lack of tools. As my skills improved and my collection of tools grew so did my confidence to try more difficult projects. A few months before COVID hit I took a woodworking class and built an end table. When things shut down due to the pandemic in early 2020 I found myself with a lot of free time that I happily spent in my garage applying the new skills I learned in the end table class.

With a particular interest in mid-century modern furniture, I taught myself how to weave using Danish paper cord by watching how-to videos on Youtube. Now several benches and stools later I feel like I'm making furniture in my garage that doesn't look like furniture I made in my garage!








Michael can be reached directly via email at billingsm74@gmail.com.

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