My son Jeremy has always loved working with his hands.
So, when he was in high school, he had a chance to take a woodworking class.
Woodworking is not a typical subject that you see in schools today. In fact, it was around when I was in school in the 90s and had no idea it was still being offered. Well, Jeremy’s school did him a favor by carrying it as part of their curriculum and ever since he took the class, he has been building everything that you can think of. He has built models of cars, monuments, houses, buildings, and so much more. And lately, he began working on custom built furniture. So far, he has built a custom chair, a custom coffee table, and he is thinking about even building a custom sofa. I love that he is so passionate about creating custom built furniture, but my problem is, I don’t know if this will lead to a lucrative career for him. Currently, he is working inside a shed that is in our yard and as he gets the order for custom built furniture, he starts building them. He has done ok, but nothing of substance has really manifested for him. But I am hoping that it will because he is so passionate about it. And this work is not easy at all and some of his customers have made crazy requests, and Jeremy always manages to build exactly what they want. The best part about this is, Jeremy has gifted me a few of his pieces. And I am always proud to tell my friends that I have custom built furniture from him. I am convinced that one day, his name will be known by people across the country.