Some of you might know, I became a carpenter without going to school for it. 5 years in now and I am still a long ways from becoming a master carpenter. Although, through out those years, I am confident that these quick 3 tips are hands down the best advice I could give for any… Continue reading For one to be a master carpenter, you must first be the best labour
Walk a day in her shoes, You might feel it to. The feeling of be small, Or even nothing at all. Walk a day in her shoes, You might feel out of place. Always working so hard, But never win the race. Can you imagine, Being seen as nothing but your gender. Can you imagine,… Continue reading A day in her shoes
If you haven’t done it yourself, you’ve more then likely seen a coworker survive off energy drinks and gas station snacks. You might even know that feeling of wanting to puke a bit after lunch, as your bent over framing a wall. I know I have, and my gawd it’s awful, all of it. My… Continue reading The carpenter diet
I remember like it was yesterday, I was sitting at my desk in Gatineau, Quebec, wearing a suits, wondering what the heck I was doing with my life. I had dropped out of college, landed on a “great opportunity” job as an admin, and thought that was what I had to settle for. I would… Continue reading Quit your desk job
As I was growing up, l had the stereotypical idea that by the age of 25 I would be married, working in an office, have a house, kids and in general be settled down near my family. I am now 25, move about twice a year, sometimes more, work in construction, building houses and live… Continue reading Being a female, traveling carpenter.
Counter extension Personally, I am someone who loves to cook big meals and living in a motor, has not always made that easy. It took me a while to adapt to not having any counter space. I would usually just put my large cutting board over the sink and made that work, and when needed,… Continue reading Make yourself at home 🏡
It’s been a while since I took the time write about what’s going on work wise for us, so let me get you in the loop. Before the holidays, we finished the footing on the ocean front here on Saturna Island. Now I won’t get in to details but we will not be the ones… Continue reading Change of plans
Let’s take a minute to thank the dads, husbands, boyfriends and brothers. Take a minute to thank your bosses, foremen,supervisors and co-workers. Some of us are lucky to have certain men by our side to teach us ,defend us and support us. I’ve had my brothers and now have my boyfriend who I am so… Continue reading Thank you …
You had an interview with her and wondered why she was so anxious. You might not know that she has been turned down from every other application. You wondered why she took things so seriously. You might not know how many people took her as a joke. You asked her to go get nails from… Continue reading You might not have known.
From me to him. You had no right. You had no right to say those things. You had no right to make me feel like I was less. You had no right to touch me. You had no right to make me feel so small. Today I will prove everything you ever thought about me… Continue reading From me to him.
Let me justify why I’m doing all of this. Why am I writing these blogs, why I work my a** off and what I’m hoping for the futur of the industry. I grew up in a world where there was jobs “for women” and jobs “for men”. Slowly, through out the years I saw more… Continue reading For our daughter’s daughters
Physically Let’s talk about the 3 biggest challenges I’ve had to face to become a carpenter so far. Not saying they are the only ones, but definitely the ones that took the longest for me to get through. So I’m about 5’6” and weight about 120 lbs. I got into the industry thinking my wrist… Continue reading My biggest challenges
This week we bought a Gopro and we're about to step it up a notch. Keep following and stay tuned for more videos like this to come and watch us build some awesome things. Here's a little video of our week before the pour put together in just a couple of minutes followed by the… Continue reading Stepping it up to youtube
Since we finalized our big project in Ukee, we’ve been filling in the work time gap by preparing a lot and forms for a pre-fab home on Salt spring Island. Our home crew will be building it and the idea is for it to come in panels, that would have the wall and roof system… Continue reading On to the next one
Now trust me when I say, I know this job isn’t always easy as a women. When we wake up, we don’t get to put on our new favorite outfit, doing our hair is useless, we don’t get home smelling like flowers, our nails usually stay short and dirty with nail polish lasting about 15… Continue reading It gets easier
So I finally decided that I would take the time to go in to detail on what exactly do I do for a living. In this blog ill write about how and why I became a carpenter and a bit about what it’s like to be a female in the industry. Now I won’t say… Continue reading A challenging career