The road to a fun hobby that can transform into a lifelong passion, even an income-generating career, can start at anytime and for any reason. One American woodworker found herself getting hooked on homemade furniture even though it had never once occurred to her she could be a DIY maven in the field. It all arose from a simple desire to get some toddler furniture. With a bit of online research she was emboldened to try creating some for herself. The initial tools needed did not seem to be beyond her scope. Moreover, thanks to bloggers and YouTube videos, she had lots of step by step instruction to refer to. Her first piece was a success and a passion was born. With a simple array of tools and online guidance, she continues to create pieces she is proud to display, a favorite being a simple, yet aesthetically pleasing A-frame desk for her daughter.
- Anika Gandhi is a woodworker located in California, who has been woodworking for about eight years
- She builds items for her children, her favorite of which is a desk
- She believes in sketching out work first and practice to make your skills better
“I focus on simple techniques and basic tools and try to keep my projects easy to build while at the same time making sure there is an element of unexpectedness to it.”