This was a commissioned piece, for Likewise. Community. It’s my first attempt, and I’m very proud of the finished product. Lessons were learned, and every attempt moving forward will only improve.
It measures approx. 62”x31”x28” & is contradicted out of 14ga steel tubing as the frame, with a slab pressed out of 5/4”x6” cedar planks, and sealed with matte polyurethane.
If you have an inspired desk or table you’d like to see in this style, I’d be thrilled to design a custom piece with you.
📸: Reese Roberts
Andy C. & Company
I was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Westville, Oklahoma was my childhood home & I graduated from Siloam Springs High, in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. I spent the next 10 years chasing things that didn’t serve me, all over the state of Arkansas, living in Russellville, Conway, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Rogers & Fayetteville.
The entire time I was bouncin’ around the state, I was working in bars & restaurants. I had an awesome Hospitality Career. There’s nothing in a restaurant that I haven’t done, regarding job titles & I really hung my hat behind the bar. After 15 years slinging drinks (20 total in Hospitality), I landed myself a Market Manager job; I got to travel Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana, selling whiskey! It was the dream gig. I’d finally made a sustainable career, out of path I’d chosen. That is: go to college to play football, drop out, try nursing school, drop out, sling drinks til I die…
Welcome 2019/2020, when a global pandemic crushed my industry, and over time, the company I worked for. I was cut loose in January of 2021, along with the rest of our Sales Team.
I decided then, that I’ll never allow another person to be the provider for me & mine. If I can’t get it myself, I don’t need or want it. I dove off, headfirst, into woodworking. I had some great hands up, from friends & family; helping me learn necessary skills, giving me work, and supporting my dreams.
Things like this directory, the support of people like Bo Dutton (et al), and the community of Maker & Supporters, will always have my gratitude. Life’s been rough for everyone for a couple of years, but I’m really excited to be able to make my own way, and appreciative for everyone that’s taking the journey with me.