Building and creating with one’s own hands is an experience unlike any other, said Deborah Giudicessi.
“There’s that sense of accomplishment and pride that comes with building something,” said Giudicessi, founder of The DIY Woodshop in Olathe. “And learning how to create, it triggers this thought process that teaches you how to analyze and how to problem solve.”
As a way to share her passion for woodworking with people of all skill levels and ages, Giudicessi opened The DIY Woodshop — a place where professionals can access various machines and equipment; where youth can learn how to build for the first time; and where anyone can come to find a supportive community, she shared.
“We had a gentleman come in to build a wedding cabinet. He had never built anything in his entire life,” Giudicessi recalled. “I look over and one of my pros is…