April 14, 2024
Julie Schlutz, the “Woodworking Momma,” in her San Marcos workshop. Courtesy photograph

San Marcos mother Julie Schlutz has all the time beloved constructing. She stated she turned a useful employee as a toddler whereas studying how to make things better round the home. She additionally beloved reveals resembling “Hometime” and “House Once more with Bob Vila.” 

“I keep in mind as a child I instructed my dad and mom that I’d finally construct my very own home,” Schlutz stated. “In 2018, my husband determined to take the ‘Intro to Woodworking’ class at Palomar Faculty as a interest. He thought I’d take pleasure in it so I began taking courses within the Woodworking Program and completely discovered my ardour.”

In the present day, Schlutz is elevating two youngsters whereas dwelling her dream of constructing customized furnishings and merchandise for patrons round San Diego County. She’s additionally increasing her expertise by taking extra courses at Palomar Faculty. 

A gaming desk created by Julie Schlutz. Courtesy photograph

“There are various issues I really like about woodworking,” Schlutz stated. “There’s something fairly satisfying about going from a drawing to having one thing bodily in entrance of you. Working with my fingers and with the ability to use my creativity is superior, together with with the ability to develop a bit of furnishings or cabinetry that’s purposeful but in addition stunning.” 

Though she has made many items over the previous few years, she stated a few of her favorites have been a gaming espresso desk that additionally converts as storage for video games and a customized nightstand for her son. 

“My aim is to make one thing that matches the purposeful want for somebody however that may also make them smile each time they see it,” Schlutz stated. 

Better of all, she’s capable of have a versatile schedule as a enterprise proprietor — which implies extra high quality time to spend together with her youngsters. Her flexibility permits her to be proactive at her youngsters’s college and extracurricular actions. 

However, she nonetheless has large desires for her woodworking enterprise. 

“Over the subsequent 5 to 10 years, I hope to develop my enterprise whereas sustaining that flexibility,” Schlutz stated. “I’m engaged on getting my cabinetmakers license which can open up the potential of greater tasks like kitchens and full closets. I’ve so many inventive concepts in my head and I hope that sooner or later they’ll come to fruition.”

For extra details about Julie Schlutz and her work, go to WoodworkingMomma.com