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Meet William Cornell of Sawdust Custom Woodwork & Cabinetry in Katy

Today we’d like to introduce you to William Cornell.

William, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I have always been a hands-on guy who enjoys taking things apart and putting them back together. I got a taste of woodworking in high school and ever since then have dabbled in it making many unique pieces. I appreciate the ability to be creative and use many different materials that can be transformed into customized pieces; works of art if you will.

It wasn’t until 2004 that I really started focusing on perfecting my craft. I am constantly seeking new challenges whether it is new building techniques or perfecting a design until the customer’s vision is realized. While challenging, I also find the work exhilarating and believe that is how we become better at the life’s work we each have chosen. My Business name came by one day (I have been trying to think of a good name) washing off the sawdust and I thought why not Sawdust Custom Woodwork & Cabinetry.

Although I have created several pieces that are highly popular and often ordered, commissioned work is by far my favorite. Partnering with clients, combining their vision and my talent to tailor the perfect addition to their home – it’s the heart of my business.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Learning Techniques have been the biggest struggles but at the same time it’s a great way to perfect your techniques, when you do something wrong and try to figure out how to fix it you get better at it if you accept your mistakes and move on to become better.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Sawdust Custom Woodwork & Cabinetry – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Sawdust Custom Woodwork & Cabinetry has been leaning more towards custom woodwork and commission projects that are not normally taken by other shops. I like to use many different materials in creating what a customer wants or building things that normally have thought of for myself. As the saying goes “if you can’t find it make it yourself”, I like to challenge myself to make things that I am looking for or has not been made yet or one of a kind creation. I am most proud of where I have been and where I am and how my craft has become.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
My plans for the future is to keep building unique projects for customers, and becoming a master craftsman.

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