About Me

Eric Spencley

School was never really my thing. I was able to get good grades without putting in much effort, but I was never really interested in anything that I was being taught. When I got into high school, I was required to take a global language. I had little to no interest in doing that, but I found out that for some reason, woodshop counted for my global language credit, so I took the class. After making my very first cut, I knew I wanted to do this for the rest of my life. The only problem was that at my high school, going into the trades was looked down upon as being inferior. So when someone asked me what I wanted to do in college, I lied (thinking that this was the right thing to do) and said I wanted to be an engineer because that seemed a lot more socially acceptable.

Flash forward to being in college and talking to my counselor, she asked what I wanted to major in and what I wanted my career to look like. I responded that I wanted to build, design, and improve products. She told me that isn’t a career and that I was wasting her time. So after that interaction, I buried my passion for woodworking and just powered through college. I was extremely unhappy with my first job out of school and never really felt like I was doing anything important with my life.

After moving into my apartment with my girlfriend, we searched for furniture. Not having very much money, we went to IKEA and thought everything was super ugly. I borrowed a miter saw from a family friend and decided to make my own table. Ever since making that first cut, I couldn’t stop building and that passion from high school came back 100x over. Since I have no formal training, everything I learned was from YouTube, so it was my goal to try to give back to that community as much as possible.

Many people don’t know, but this all started in the parking lot of my apartment. If you go back and look at some of the very first videos, you can see it happening! Luckily I never got any complaints from neighbors, but after getting snowed on while building furniture, I moved the tools into a small apartment garage with a single 110 volt outlet where I reside now. Hopefully one of these days I’ll be able to move into a proper shop!

None of this would be possible without the support of my amazing fiance who single handedly encouraged me to chase after my dreams of taking this full time.