As a young, professional artist, moving to Colorado from Los Angeles wasn't the best choice for job opportunities. So, after waking up one morning jobless and despondent, I decided to put my hobby to work for me. Even back in graduate school I often found myself sneaking into the woodworking studio to play with the tools there; so ... I cleaned out my suburban home's garage and put my father's hand-me-down table saw and router to good use. I started a custom woodworking business designing and building custom furniture, kitchens, and store fixtures. By the time I finished with this particular path in life, after moving from the U.S. to the Middle East, I had left behind a dream 2,000 square foot woodworking studio and a portfolio of projects to be proud of.