Austin Evers founded “Woodwork at 17th” making furniture, objects, and spaces to bring people together. A piece of furniture doesn’t have to be solely functional, it can be beautiful, it can create conversation, comfort, relationships. This is the hope of “Woodwork at 17th.”
He was given the opportunity to cut his woodworking chops in home construction with Habitat for Humanity here in Austin. He taught volunteers how to build houses for a few years while working with some of the best people in the world. While learning and teaching to frame, roof, and trim houses, he found himself gravitating toward fine carpentry.
In 2011, he slowly began trading his framing hammer and speed square for a hand plane and chisels, and now focuses his attention on fine woodworking and detailed craftsmanship.