The Amateur

I have said many times that what keeps cabinetmaking alive as a skill is the amateur. Taking the time to force grace from raw materials. Each part coming from the same hands so that the result is a unified whole. That's kind of expensive. That's more than most people can afford to pay someone to do. In fact, so few can afford it that people show their love of fine cabinetmaking by doing it for free. Lives are devoted. Time not consumed in sheer survival is used to create these objects, both to have the experience, and to have the result in the world.

Websites can be that way too.

Thank heavens.

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last modified on 05 nov 00