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For me, I have always been an artist.
I just never really took myself seriously, until a few years ago when the economy slowed. The local home building market, my bread and butter, was all but busted. That is when I knew there was nothing more for me to do than take my years of practice and experience, my tools, my first computer, put my head back down and get right back to work.
With no hesitation, I hung up my nail bags, started my YouTube channel and set out to teach myself an entire new set of skills, from the comfort of my storage unit, just a few minutes walk from my back door.
Those first few years went by in a hurry. I was learning something new every day. "Do the best you can with what you have" is what I would say to myself every day, and still do.
It was not long at all until everything I had was not enough. My time quickly came to move on.
In the spring of 2011 Colorado Rock-n-Logs incorporated. By September of 2012 we needed more space and leased our workshop, storage, and yard space at the old Staggs Lumber Yard on the west side of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
We are located at 2700 Robinson Street, two blocks from historic Old Colorado City. Through the gate, down the drive by the 'Carriage Stop'.
It's always just been a shop to me, and an old lumber yard.
I've been coming around this old yard since I was a child back in the sixties. If you were ever around here back in those days this place was really something.
Now, it's mostly just a run down old scrap yard with a few bangers pounding out shipping crates and waste-wood pallets...and me, my logs and my saw, cutting up locally harvested wildfire wood for all sorts of creative and useful furniture, fixtures and decor. And I weld.
For now it's the place I call home.
And it's the place I've been coming seven days a week to work and create for the past three years and counting; honing my video skills and creating all sorts of cool stuff, mainly from the wood we get from our recent wildfires. And I make YouTube videos!
Waldo Canyon Collection
Black Forest Collection
Until then, please download and watch me here: Mitchell Dillman on Amazon Fire TV