About Me

Hi, I’m Sandra.  I have a passion for design and carpentry.  I’ve been designing and building for over 12 years.  I’m in the process of remodeling my fifth home.

I do most everything myself– because I’m a perfectionist and I like to stretch my dollars.


 I build for function and because I enjoy taking a blah room and making it beautiful.

library built in bookshelves


I try to utilize every inch of usable space in a room.  

Craft room island


I’m a designer, remodeler and carpenter.


I studied Interior Design in school and discovered a passion for building with my own two hands the spaces that I design.  My husband tolerates the messes I make in our home because the outcome is always worth it but he prefers being involved in the process as little as possible.  Construction is not glamorous and it is not for everyone!


We’ve lived all over the country in the last 18 years.  I’ve enjoyed moving frequently.  It’s given me lots of remodeling and building opportunities.

We now live in Tennessee where I’ve started designing custom built-ins and coaching others (via video chat) to build for themselves.   Make sure you check out some of the amazing projects under the Sawdust Diaries tab.

I hope you’ll join me on my DIY adventures!

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