I'm a carpenter/remodeler-turned-writer (lo, those many years ago...). I got an English degree before working in the trades, so perhaps the writing thing was inevitable. I've written 16 books and edited many others in the house and home category, covering everything from green remodeling to period architecture to building treehouses. Amid my publishing work, writing for networx.com helps me stay current with the latest products and techniques for everything in and around the home.
Favorite area of home improvement:
Architecture and design-from houses and landscapes to trimwork and light fixtures. I love poring over floor plans of new homes or before-and-after layouts of remodels to see how the designer created custom spaces or solved problems with old plans. I also love designing and building things with basic materials, such as a living room "set" that I made with birch plywood and all-thread rod (my wife actually likes it).