A little bit about me and my shop
Welcome to Faberson’s Creekview Woodshop in Bourbon County, Kentucky! It’s a bit of a small shop, a very green shop (literally), and a fun shop where I like to spend my free time making things out of wood. While my more recent obsession has been woodturning, I also like to make all kinds of things from wood.
I earned my Ph.D. in archaeology at the University of Tennessee (go Vols!) and am a historical archaeologist by trade. I spend my work days excavating sites, analyzing artifacts, and writing up the findings of those excavations. Some of my projects have been very cool, others not so much, but I enjoy what I do and am lucky to have a fun job.
While I always have loved woodworking, I didn’t get actively into it until the last few years. My dad, Henry, was a carpenter by trade and a woodworker (as well as a cowboy and a world traveler with wild stories, but I’ll leave those for another time). He passed away in February 2016, after a 3-year battle with cancer, and my sister and I inherited his tools. While I miss my dad every day, working in the shop with some of his tools makes me feel like he’s not so far away.
I try to use mostly found and reclaimed wood and like to think that my love of nature is visible in my work as I seek to incorporate elements of the wood as I found it in each piece. The imperfect is perfect in my book, and I want those who view my work to be reminded that the bowl (or platter or pencil holder) in their hands once was part of a beautiful, living tree.
In my shop, I have several “helpers.” They’re a furry trio of troublemakers that mostly do things like inspect the shop to make sure squirrels didn’t invade while we were in the house or think that pile of woodchips and saw dust in the shade under a power tool would make an excellent bed.
If you enjoy my work, please check back occasionally as I’m always making and adding new items to my gallery and Etsy shop. You might also consider signing up for our email list to keep up with our latest news. Thanks for stopping by!
Creekview Woodshop donates a portion of every sale to Green Forests Work, a nonprofit dedicated to re-establishing healthy and productive forests on formerly mined lands in Appalachia.