I am SO glad you landed here!. My name is Janice Thomas.
- I am a college professor, with a knack for DIY, and a love for scrap wood.
- I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, but I have lived in Utah for over 25 years. I speak English and Spanish, but I speak Spanglish the best.
- I am a cancer survivor. Read my story here.
- I love to teach and I love to learn. My passion for teaching led to the creation of Sawdust Sisters, a place where I can teach you as I learn!
I am married to Duane. He is perfect in every way, except he is not a handyman.
We’ve been married since 1989 and have four children.
We are also grandparents, which is as great as everyone says it is!!.
I was motivated to learn woodworking because I wanted pieces that are unique and fit my space. I also was very interested in saving money! Can you relate? My first building project was an entryway bench. Once I saw what I could do and how much money I could save, I was hooked. Because tools are expensive, I started out borrowing them from my father-in-law who is super handy! Little by little I have grown a small collection of tools.
To learn my skills, I drew inspiration from many seasoned DIY bloggers who kept me on my toes and taught me what I know today!. My own sister Beverly, who loves DIY, occasionally posts her projects on this blog. She is also a huge inspiration.
- Because I’m teacher, I pay attention to details in my tutorials and make sure all areas are covered, so you can learn! If you are just starting out in woodworking, this is the place for you.
- I offer some wood working plans free for blog subscribers.
- New projects are posted once or twice per month, and more often during the summer when I have more time.
- Newsletter. If you decide to join my DIY community, you will receive a newsletter. Because I don’t like crowding your Inbox, I only email when it is something worth sharing.
- Everything that I offer is Free.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your favorite beverage and start browsing 🙂
And, if you EVER want to reach out with questions, project ideas, or just to say hello, don’t hesitate to drop me a note here!
I love hearing from readers!
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