I started my carpentry journey around 6 years ago. I had been taught a few skills here and there from my father growing up, but I realized I didn't know very much. Over the years I learned quickly how to do quality work. My art was always created on scrap pieces of my father's wood so building my own canvases sounded logical. I go to the hardware store and pick out each piece of wood myself. Birch is used for my canvases. It's light but strong and beautiful with little grain. The frame is built from pine. Pine is easy to bend, stains well and has plenty of grain that colors nicely. Together they make a quality canvas that is affordable and unique. Once primed, painted and assembled you're left with a canvas that was hand crafted and should last a lifetime.