Hey Guys! I'm Ashley Basnight and I'm so happy your interested in knowing a little bit more about me!
I am a software engineer with the Boeing Company outside of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and I reside in Edmond, Oklahoma. I am originally from Currituck, North Carolina but somehow Oklahoma has swept me away from the place I used to call home. But that doesn't stop me from remaining true to my UNC Tar Heel team! #TarHeelNation.
"I FIND GREAT JOY IN BRINGING BEAUTY FROM ASHES"
FEARLESS DIYER WITH A WHOLE LOT OF ATTITUDE
When I started woodworking, most people would say "You don't look like the average woodworker" and I would laugh because I find great joy in breaking down stereotypes.
Part of my mission is to show the world, specifically women, that you can do whatever you set your mind to, and you can look good doing it.
I love to showcase my personality through DIY by using my creativity to take risks and conquer fears.
THE START OF HANDMADE HAVEN
In August of 2016, I was looking for a custom dining table and I could not find anyone in my area to build me one at an affordable price! I then came across a woodworking community of cool builders who were committing their lives to furniture making! After going back and forth in my head, one day I finally just said enough is enough! I have to go for it! So I got up, drove to Home Depot and bought the biggest saw I could find and I built my first dining table with no sort of woodworking background at all.
Building this table was so liberating and I finally felt like I had found "my thing." There's nothing like stumbling over a passion.
Since I was a little girl, I have always been a handy girl, thanks to my dad! Always working around tools! Even though we were always working on cars, tools never intimidated me and to go along with that, I always had a thing for creativity and art (Thanks MOM) put those two together and you have a woodworking, furniture making, DIY machine! HA! THATS ME! I look forward to inviting you guys into my world of projects and enjoy seeing my pieces radiate your lives! I hope to inspire you guys to find your inner DIYer and try things you never thought you could achieve.