January 22, 2017.
I wanted to take a moment and formally introduce myself.
My name's Christopher Dean & I grew up right here in Richmond, Virginia.
For most of the past year, I've been hand making one of a kind, high quality, exotic & domestic wood cutting boards, charcuterie boards, serving trays, lazy susans, and a few other odds & ends. When I began my small business journey, it was long hours and lots of sweat - I didn't have any power tools when I got started, so I was having to hand flatten and sand everything (Eric Thomas motivational videos & sugar carried me through those times). Fortunately, I've made it to the point where I have a few more power tools, and can make more because of it (still running on Eric Thomas & Sugar, haha)! It's been quite the journey for me and I hope that it continues to be. I've enjoyed the work, the things I've learned along the way, and all the wonderful people that I've had the opportunity to come into contact with because of it.
At the start of 2017, my dream for what the Timbered Wolf would become came true, and I officially formed The Timbered Wolf, LLC. I'm a single person small business owner & maker. The reality of it is a little frightening, but very exciting.
This blog will serve as an archive of information that I learn along the way (the easy and hard way), woods that I use, and the process boards and projects go through. I hope some of you tag along! Don't hesitate to ask questions, leave comments, or generally get involved in the process!
- Christopher Dean