First and foremost thanks so much for stopping by! My name is Chris and I live in the beautiful state of Michigan (home of the Great Lakes which we also call "The Third Coast").
I am a lover of designing and building furniture with a special fondness of using hand tools and traditional joinery. I have taken my journey and craft to the internet and YouTube in hopes to share some knowledge, entertain, and inspire others.
I first started woodworking 20 years ago when I was in middle school when I asked my Grandpa to help me build a fishing pole rack. My Grandpa was a very respected builder and master woodworker and I would go over to his shop as much as I could to work on different projects and learn from him. He was the greatest man I have ever known and my hero. He passed away Christmas of 2015 and since he passed I have taken the knowledge and principles I learned from him and embarked on my own woodworking journey. I began to acquire my own tools and developed my own style and passion. On this journey is where I fell in love with hand tools and traditional techniques.
On my website you'll find projects, plans & more; https://www.thirdcoastcraftsman.com