My dad was always into making things himself. When I first got into skateboarding at the age of 11 we made a skateboard press with a concrete mold and used the only wood veneers we could find which were pine I think, and they all broke on the first ollie I would try, but it still was such a fun process.
Then in 2017 my friend built a surfboard out of wood and that got me back into building my own boards again. Since then I’ve shaped a dozen surfboards made out of wood and with foam and fiberglass.
I’ve always made little pieces of furniture or things I needed over the years. And a few years back started making it a habit to always collect nice pieces of driftwood or other wood from my travels or other jobs. I stuttered with cutting boards, coffee tables and wooden lamps using recycled electric components from old discarded lamps. I’ve been loving making these one of a kind pieces with the wood I find.