Meet the Maker: Cole Parsons

What is your favourite thing to make? 

I love to hand cut dove tails!

What skill or project are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my current project, a Japanese-style desk.

Is there a skill or project that you are intimidated by?

I feel intimidated to build a strip canoe but I will attempt it someday when I have a space at home to work on it.

Do you remember the first thing you made that you felt proud of?

I made an angled TV wall mount that bridged between the sloped ceiling and wall in the corner of my dad’s garage loft. It felt very intricate at the time with all the compound angles.

When you aren’t making things what other interests take up your time? 

In the summer, I like to hike and skateboard. In the winter, I like to snowboard and do other fun snow-related activities.

What do you like most about being a member at Yukonstruct?

I don’t think I could do what I do at Yukonstruct anywhere else, it is very convenient and exactly what I was looking for in a shop space. It’s also a great place to learn new skills and meet great people.

Finally, do you have any advice for other makers in the Yukon?

Yes, the Yukon is a very dry place, make sure you climatize your material before working with it.