Today we’d like to introduce you to Sherell Mckamey.
Hi Sherell, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
It all began with my great-grandpa he did woodworking and passed it down to my papaw who also does woodworking and he passed it down to my dad who does a lot of woodworking as well. Just seems like one day, I picked it up and just fell in love with making things and making things for people making something that could be an impact on someone else.
And to be able to carry on that generation is a great blessing and honor to me. When I first started, I used scrap wood and old pallets and I have come a long way from that, lol. I look back on things I made and I think oh my gosh I could have done so much better than that. The more experienced I have become and still learning things I love to give the best quality of signs and decor I can possibly get.
Some stuff may seem pricy to some people but you get what you pay for as some may say. I do try and offer a price range for everyone. All my signs are hand-painted and stained with “No Vinyl.” I cut all my wood and signs out with the help of my dad he is a big help when it comes to cutting a 4×8 sheet of plywood lol But to be able to do what I love for a living is an amazing opportunity I am still growing my business.
I am 30 years old I have had several different jobs and went to schooling just trying to find where I belonged in the back of my mind, I always knew I wanted my own business doing my own thing I just never thought I could do it. With the amazing support of my hopefully soon-to-be husband and my family and friends I took the plunge and just went for it.
Yes, it has its good and bad times but don’t we all?
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road has not always been smooth. You have your trials and errors with wood and with paint and stains and finding a good quality wood sometimes can be a challenge.
I did have to break down and buy a new table saw when the motor went out in my old one and then a new chop saw and stand that was a chunk of money I wasn’t expecting to spend.
But you never know what each day holds and what challenges you will face.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am known for my signs especially the ones that are custom that is for the loss of a loved one or a gift with family members’ names.
I am proud to be a woodworker and able to provide great quality work and items to my customers and friends and family. What sets me apart from others I’m a perfectionist. If I am not satisfied with the sign or don’t turn out the way I wanted I start all over and redo it.
Also, I see a lot of people using vinyl which is faster and easier and that’s fine if that’s how they choose to do signs but all my signs are hand painted no vinyl.
Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
My papaw has taught me things and gave me his scroll saw and gives me all the pattens he has worked on and made himself.
My dad shows me all his tips and tricks and helps me cut all my signs especially when I have a lot of orders lined up. My boyfriend Zack helps me go get my wood and is a big supporter.
My mom and my sisters always want their opinions on new designs and if something doesn’t look right or if it needs to be changed. They have all really pushed me to go out and do my own business.
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