Hey there. I’m April and I’m the creator of Wilker Do’s.
You can call me a Maker, a DIYer, a Woodworker or Metalworker. But regardless of the label, I make stuff that I want/need instead of buying it or hiring it out. It’s my goal to be able to look around my home and have a hard time finding something I didn’t make with my own two hands. Of course, I still have a ways to go.
When I started this blog in February of 2013 I’d never used a power tool before. I didn’t grow up working on things nor did I take a shop class in school. But when I couldn’t afford to buy the things I wanted for around the house, I decided to try my hand at making them and dove head first into building. Now years later, I still much prefer to build the things I want and need.
Shortly after I started making things, I started putting together written tutorials on my website so that I could pass along information to anybody else that was interested. One thing led to another and a year later I started making video tutorials as well! I put together free tutorials on anything and everything I do. I stick to building the things I want or need in my life but I bring a camera along because sharing the information on how I completed a project has become just as big of an obsession as doing the actual projects.
I hope you are able to find a project here that inspires you to pick up a tool you didn’t think you could use and build something you didn’t think you could build. You absolutely can. Don’t be afraid just because you don’t know how (yet). If you have the motivation to build something, take it one step at a time. Even if it takes you a week to build a box, you should still build that box.
I’m a born and bred Texas girl who grew up on the coast, but now live in the Texas hills and am married to a very impressive fella named Cody. He is one of those types that knows a lot about a lot. He’s incredibly handy, although he prefers to work on things with a motor and lots of horsepower ; ) We won’t have children running around our household for another few years, but we do have a little herd of rescue animals that are keeping us company in the mean time.