I’ve been in the carpentry business for nearly 30 years now and I’ve seen it all. A lot honey-do list husbands out there who just bought their first set of power tools is probably the reason why I’m still doing what I am. Don’t get me wrong, everybody should learn how to do around the home repair work but if you’re trying to build a porch using Youtube videos and gut feelings, you’re going to have a problem.
The really interesting thing though is that there are plenty of videos out there that are about how something is built especially and everything goes smooth and rarely needs a second cut or resizing. That’s just crazy. I’m thinking about starting a class, not becoming high school shop teacher or anything, but maybe something near a Home Depot or Lowe’s that would be for wood working and repairs. I’m sure their workshops are great but I know that I could setup a display tent with a couple of saw horses and really show those DIY’s how it’s done.