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Be patient, work safely, and enjoy the journey.

WC: You started your career as a building contractor. Did you ever imagine you’d make the change from carpenter to TV personality to master woodworker?

NA: I could never have imagined how things turned out. I learned carpentry from my father, and my major goal was to build a successful contracting business. If Russ Morash (the producer of This Old House) hadn’t hired me to build a garage with an attached workshop, I wouldn’t have had the start at This Old House that led to The New Yankee Workshop.

WC: Is building furniture more difficult than building or remodeling houses?

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