Hello, I’m Erik

I LIVE BY THE PHILOSOPHY THAT IT IS BETTER TO BUILD THAN TO BUY.  I HOPE THIS BLOG INSPIRES YOU TO DIY.

I live in southwest Florida with my wife and two kids.  My passions include my faith, my family, blogging (www.faithtotread.com), cycling, and building stuff in my garage.

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My passion for DIY started a few years ago when my family needed a new dining table.  I could not bring myself to pay retail, so I decided to build a table myself.  I saved hundreds of dollars, and I discovered a love for DIY.  Now when I go to a furniture store or a home goods store, I find myself saying over and over, “I could build that.”

This blog will follow my DIY adventure.  I will share my inspiration, my plans, and my philosophy of DIY.  I hope it inspires you to build.  I hope you will see that almost everything is better when built.

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