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Installing Custom Woodworking in Your Home: An Interview with Rob Shea of Rob Shea Carpentry LLC Installing Custom Woodworking in Your Home: An Interview with Rob Shea of Rob Shea Carpentry LLC

By Rob Shea

Rob Shea with the benefits of having custom carpentry in your home

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The smell of sawdust in the air or walking through a framed-out house still brings me straight back to my childhood. My father was a carpenter and I was immersed in the trade from the very beginning. Naturally I too wanted to be a carpenter, to follow in my father's footsteps. In time, I found myself building with blocks, erecting forts and tree houses, working with wood, and loving every minute of it. By the time I started high school, I was fortunate enough to have a job working for my father. At the time, though I was eager to learn, I always thought of myself as just his laborer, his cut man. Looking back, I realize that I was his apprentice. Working one on one with a master carpenter who was willing and eager to teach me not only the inner working of his trade but that of the larger construction industry was invaluable. My father always said to me, "You need to keep the big picture in mind when doing a job- no mater how big or small the project". Though he has since passed away, I still hear those words of advice on a daily basis. Testing the waters of construction when I was a teenager was an important part of my current journey. Working as a laborer on commercial jobs and in many roles in residential endeavors has allowed me to incorporate the best of both worlds into my current business.