So we have been fielding a lot of questions because of the new change to our website. Why are we changing it? What is going to be different? Explain the pythagorean theorem? You know, the usual. But a very common question is ‘If you are doing more writing on your website, who is going to be doing it’? That’s a good question.

The majority of the writing and posting will be done by me, Sam Watts.


Why am I going to be doing all the writing? Well, because I can type the fastest. Kidding…not completely kidding.

It was my idea to move our website to the new “Post” format. Before we had a very corporate looking website. It told the information about American Workshop, but it didn’t really tell the stories that we heard at American Workshop, which I think are much more interesting. We said that you could bring in furniture for us to fix, but we never had the opportunity to tell the story of the old dresser with a broken leg that was brought over from Germany 135 years ago. We wanted to tell those stories and more, and I have taken it upon myself to do that.

Also, I want to show how easy some DIY and woodworking projects are. A lot of people feel overwhelmed when thinking of taking on a new project. But, if you take it one step at a time, most projects are fairly simple. Plus it helps if you have the right equipment, which if you become a member at American Workshop, you will!

Now, just because I will be doing most of the writing doesn’t mean that I will be working alone. Even though it’s called “Do It Yourself”, that very rarely means “Do It Alone”. There will be multiple people that will contribute to this website by doing other things besides writing. Some people will contribute by building projects, some people will contribute by coming up with ideas. This website is not a solo effort by any means. And over time, you will be able to meet all these contributors either in person or via this website. We are all excited to get started.

If you want to find out more about me, feel free to swing over to our ABOUT page, or contact me at

I hope you enjoy the stories from the shop!