About - Woodwork Boss

About

Welcome to Woodwork Boss, your premier source for everything that has to do with woodworking!

Woodwork Boss is the brainchild of a group of friends who have spent years working together learning and refining the art of woodwork. But how did they get into building and woodworking? It’s a long story, but we’ll condense it here for you.

One of our group was a DIY enthusiast and always enjoyed woodwork, but by his own admission, he wasn’t very good at it. That is until one day when he had a really important project. He had just finished adding on a screened sunroom onto his house and needed some furniture for it. Upon researching, he discovered that the kind of furniture he wanted was ridiculously pricey. Since he already had the DIY mindset, he decided to try to make it himself (in spite of his lovely bride rolling her eyes at him). After much trial and error, he ended up with a chair so beautiful you’d think it came from Restoration Hardware.

A woodworker was born, and when his group of friends saw his handiwork, they were so impressed they decided they could all do the same. As they began to research woodworking on the internet, they realized that there was a need for a good woodwork blog. And the rest is history, as they say. 

Here is some of what you can expect from our team here at Woodwork Boss:

  • Comprehensive how-to guides on every aspect of woodworking
  • Reviews of equipment, including saws, drill presses, workshop supplies, and more
  • Buying guides for chainsaws, band saws, miter saws, and all other woodworking equipment
  • Woodworking plans for furniture, bookshelves, and other projects
  • Projects for beginners, intermediate, and advanced woodworkers
  • Hacks and tips for woodworking and organizing your workshop

In short, if it has to do with woodworking, you can count on us to cover it. We’re committed to bringing you the best woodworking content on the web. 

We love hearing from our readers. If you have any questions or content recommendations, please drop a comment on one of our articles or send a private message to the team. We’d also love to see photos of your own projects.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Introducing the Woodwork Boss Team

Jason Sullivan bio picture

My name is Jason Sullivan and I’m the Chief Editor for Woodwork Boss. 

Although I’m now a DIY and woodworking writer and editor, I actually began my writing career as a ghostwriter for a romance novelist. I have found that there is a lot of similarity between working with words and working with wood. Both require lots of love, passion, and patience. And like a novel, a finished woodworking project is a huge accomplishment. 

I’m very fortunate to lead an excellent team of skilled writers, editors, and woodworkers here at Woodwork Boss. Every day when we come to work, we know we’re helping people create projects they can be proud of.

When I’m not at work, I’ve been spending some time learning improv comedy. It’s a great release and lots of fun. My family and I spend a lot of time unplugging and getting outside to enjoy the natural world. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at jsullivan@woodworkboss.com

Paul Branch bio picture

I’m Paul Branch and I’m the Junior Editor here at Woodwork Boss.

I’ve not always been an editor. My education is in engineering, with specific expertise in 3D modeling software. I’ve learned that the best way to ensure your woodwork project is successful is to have a plan and stick to it. Come up with a beautiful design first, then you can focus on coming up with a plan that’s easy for anyone to follow. 

Working here at Woodwork Boss, I’ve been thrilled to learn that not only can I write well, but I’m pretty good at coaching other people in their writing. Being an editor here is a dream job for me, and I work diligently every day to make sure we’re bringing you the best content possible.

I’m an avid reader and a collector of antique and vintage books. I’m grateful that I’m a woodworker, since I’ve had to build tons of bookshelves in my house. I spend most of my free time in bookstores or browsing websites devoted to the hobby of book collecting. Don’t hesitate to contact me at pbranch@woodworkboss.com

Jenny Hurst bio picture

I’m Jenny Hurst and I’m the Woodwork Specialist for Woodwork Boss. As a self-taught carpenter, I like to say I have a fearless DIY spirit, as well as a penchant for managing projects that require a lot of problem solving. 

I began my journey as a carpenter in the same place many homeowners start learning how to do things themselves: in my own home, with the necessity of figuring out how to do something that I couldn’t afford to pay someone to do.

I knew I could save money by tackling some of my family’s home improvement projects, but wasn’t sure where to start. My immediate need was bookshelves around my fireplace. After some hours on YouTube, and eventually several woodworking classes, I am proud to say that not only am I a carpenter, but my journey started where many of you are starting. My advice is to never feel intimidated. Anyone can learn woodworking.

In my spare time, I’ve been learning some other crafts and skills. Right now I’m working on painting, resin art, and vinyl crafts. When my family can pry me out of my workshop, we spend time at the movies and live theatre. If you have any questions, you can send me an email at jhurst@woodworkboss.com