myCarpentry articles are my personal experiences while working on various construction projects. I hope you will find the information in them useful as I found enjoyment reminiscing about times past...
I am Matt Bray - carpenter, builder, programmer, engineer and primary contributor to myCarpentry.com. In the construction industry, I have worked as a framer, trim carpenter, millwright, heavy equipment operator, supervisor, building designer, and contractor. I have performed just about every task on a construction site. My experience includes smacking my thumb with a hammer and stepping on nails.
I have studied wood structural design and wrote software to simplify wood beam and joist length calculations. I have been in business as a general contractor and building designer, and I have built and designed many commercial and residential projects.
As a home owner, I have found that myCarpentry experience has been invaluable when doing maintenance, remodeling and woodworking projects at my home. Through my years of experience, I hope to provide you with the knowledge and confidence you will need to design and build your next project.
A man is alive when he is wholehearted, true to himself, true to his own inner forces, and able to act freely according to the nature of the situations he is in. ~The Timeless Way of Building, by Christopher Alexander