Thanks for visiting My Own 2 Hands! We’re currently in the building stage of the facility and are so excited to get MO2H up and running. We figured we’d write up a post to explain the start of My Own 2 Hands and how we came up with the idea to build this space.
We recently bought and settled into our first home together. The room we selected to serve as our home office did not have doors, which proved challenging when either of us worked from home. Instead of traditional doors we opted for barn doors. We determined that we would install the doors ourselves, ordered the hardware, and then began searching for the doors themselves.
The problem? Our opening was taller and more narrow than standard sized doors. An exhaustive search revealed that custom doors were jaw-droppingly expensive. Jeff determined that he could make the doors, and while he had the ability and a robust supply of hand tools, he lacked a table saw, outflow table, router, planer, and the multitude of clamps that would be necessary to complete the project. Luckily, a friend who is a professional contractor agreed to let Jeff use his workshop to complete the barn doors. A week later, we had the exact doors we wanted – at 20% of the cost!
After we built these doors, there were multiple other incidents where we realized we could take the DIY approach to get what we needed at a fraction of the cost and we’d be sure to get it exactly how we wanted. We started to think maybe there are other people out there who have a project in mind that they can’t buy unless they get it custom built, or they can build it but don’t have the space, and thus, the start of My Own 2 Hands was born.
We’re so excited to share this space with you and empower all the makers out there to see what they can build. Come join us and see what you will make!