If you’ve been following Popular Woodworking’s Facebook page over the past week, you’ve probably seen some of my posts and wondered who this Nick guy is. I joined the company in November of 2014, and an introduction is overdue.
I’ve been a cabinetmaker since 2003, and in the last 12 years, I’ve worked with architectural millwork, cabinets, countertops, laminate, veneer and a lot of other wood products.
I started in a high-end residential woodworking shop, where I learned to use traditional hand tools, build custom cabinets and furniture, and make my own cutlists and shop drawings.
As CNC machines began to take over most of the work usually done by hand, I learned to program and operate these machines. After about five years in the trade, I transitioned into the role of drafter and engineer. I’ve designed as much as I’ve built, and probably more.
I left the cabinet industry after two years as a production manager, where I was in charge of a team of woodworkers and carpenters.
As the course manager for Popular Woodworking University (our online education platform), I’ll be doing a lot of the same things I used to do in the cabinet shop: providing plans, education and information to woodworkers.
I’ll be presenting a live webinar on January 28, “Designing Kitchen Cabinets: Planning Tools and Resources.” Please join me if you can, and visit classes.popularwoodworking.com to see the new online courses I’ve been working on.
I’d love to answer your questions about our online courses (or get your suggestions for new courses); you can reach me at email@example.com, or click on my name below.