To complete a given project there are always a multitude of ways to go. There’s the completely handmade approach, using only traditional woodworking tools and intricate joinery. While the results can be truly stunning, so can the costs and lead times. Then there’s the polar opposite. I think we’ve all seen what this can look and feel like. Boxed shelving units sold at stores I prefer not to mention, made overseas, shipped for thousands of miles, and pretty much junk. You get the picture.
What I strive for is a good blend of old school technique and modern methods. I begin with a strong fundamental knowledge base, and then add tools that work within that to create things that work properly, and are affordable.