Woodworking Accountant
Popular Woodworking|December 2020
An interview with furniture maker Peter Griffin
Collin Knoff

How did you get started woodworking?

Woodworking for me was born out of a desire to do something different. I am an accountant by profession. Although it is a profitable business, when you close a deal in accounting, there’s nothing physical you can point to and say: Here is the result of our labor. Everything is digital. Just numbers on a computer screen. So when I wanted to expand my entrepreneurship, I looked for something that satisfied my desire to get out of an office and make something with my hands. That journey led me to woodworking.

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