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Bus Howard
Carpentry/Words of Wisdom
Carpentry Design - Build

I have 30 years experience as a Master Carpenter. That includes tile work, trim, framing,
laminates, flooring, hanging doors, setting windows, drywall installation and finishing,
bookcases, shelves, hanging kitchen cabinets, assembling IKEA type products, drawer repair,
fence installation, bar and back bar construction, commercial applications, farm and barn work,
theatrical set construction and design.
Architectural floor plan/elevations/schematics & construction management available.
Butsudan and Butsudan Stand

Custom Deck Bench 

Custom Multi level Deck

Custom Pryamid - Cheops Model

Fireplace Mantle: Details (Solid Oak and Oak veneer plywood)

Custom TV/Stereo Unit  (Burled Oak)

Custom Settee
 Beginning layout

This is a custom bookcase/settee made of maple with stained black oak edging.

The settee opens to a spacious storage area

My philosophy is: "If you can dream it...I can build it or repair it." I also repair wooden artwork. 




 Slider shelves

 Ikea wall shelves

  Red Oak    Settee

 Red Oak Shoe Garage


Words of Wisdom

Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it's dark - Zen proverb

You know of the disease called "sleeping sickness." There also exists a sleeping sickness of the soul. Its most dangerous aspect is that one is unaware of its coming. That is why you have to be careful. As soon as you notice the slightest sign of indifference, the moment you become aware of the loss of a certain seriousness, of longing, of enthusiasm and zest, take it as a warning. Your soul suffers if you live superficially.
-Albert Schweitzer

It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.-Nelson Mandela

What you can't freely give away, owns you. - John Cephas

What you respect you attract.

The secret to your future is hidden in your daily routine.

Your seed is anything that benefits another...Your harvest is what benefits you.

When you want something you have never had. You have to do something you have never done.

Those who do not respect your time, will not respect your wisdom either.

Silence cannot be misquoted.

The atmospheres you permit determines what you produce.

Those who unlock your compassion are those to whom you have been assigned.

Give another what he cannot find elsewhere and he will keep returning.

Patience is the weapon that forces deception to reveal itself.

You will never leave where you are until you decide where you would rather be.

If what you hold in your hand is not enough to be a harvest, make it a seed.

Loneliness is not the absence of affection, but the absence of direction.

Giving is proof that you have conquered greed.

What you tolerate, you cannot change.

Nothing is ever as bad as it first appears.

Before you can break out of prison, you must first realize you're locked up.

What you can't communicate runs your life.

Your enemy might be your friend if you allow him to be who he is.

If you don't start, it's certain you won't arrive.

There is no way to know before experiencing.

The thing we run from is the thing we run to.

Most of our lives are about proving something, either to ourselves or to someone else.

The angry people are those who are most afraid.

You are the cause of everything that happens to you, be careful what you cause.

If you don't like the direction the river is flowing, don't jump in.

Excuses are lack of faith in your own power.

The biggest risk in life is not risking.

If you require someone to change, you require that person to lie to you.

We fear the thing we want the most.

Things are not what they seem, they are what they are.

Others can stop you temporarily, only you can do it permanently.

Most of the time we don't communicate we just take turns talking.

People concern themselves with being normal, rather than being natural.

If you are not leaning, no one will ever let you down.

There is brutality and there is honesty. There is no such thing as brutal honesty.

He who laughs, lasts.

If you don't know the direction to take you haven't acknowledged where you are.

Once you accept an idea, it's an idea whose time has come.

There are none so righteous as the newly converted.

Hoping and wishing are excuses for not doing.

Maturity consists of no longer being taken in by one's own self.

Give people more than they expect and give it cheerfully.

Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.

Talk slowly but think quickly.

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

Spend some time alone.

Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risks.

When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask,
"Why do you want to know? "

Don't judge people by their relatives.

Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People that don't have dreams don't have much.

Believe in love at first sight.


Workshops / Performances
Resume / References
Carpentry/Words of Wisdom
My Book
My Art- Paintings & Photos
An Artist's Life
Contact Me