A Quick Peek
thought perhaps you'd like to know a bit about
who's behind The PVC Workshop.
No, it's not some big, faceless corporation.
It's just me, Brooks Owen with my shirtsleeves
rolled up and PVC glue on my jeans. Someone
you can turn to for hand-on-shoulder help with
your PVC projects when you need it.
interested, here's my story (the short
In the late 70's
I grew restless in the confining corporate
world. I got it in my head that I wanted to
test the independence waters and go into
business for myself. I really hated the 9 to 5
grind. And the traffic. And the corporate
Long about that time
a friend got me fired-up about PVC pipe and
all the things that could be made from it. We
experimented and put together a few items on
my garage workbench. Shortly, a couple of
friends wanted some chairs made for them.
I was hooked.
addition, I've shown thousands of folks in 37
countries how to do it. I've taught them
secrets and how-to techniques.
| So I
proceeded to design and build
furniture made with PVC pipe and
fittings, along with dozens of other
PVC projects. Which, in turn, led to
my first PVC "how-to" manual. Happily,
throughout the '80s and 90's it was
the PVC Furniture how-to bible
(although it's now out of print). Over
the years I've experimented, created,
built things and just plain had fun
with stuff made with PVC. Sold a
a Big Hit
items made with PVC are as popular today as
when I first began helping pioneer these
specialty products. You can find stores all
around the world selling quality PVC
furniture. What's more, small at-home shops
and craftspeople are making and selling all
sorts of things made with PVC.
And manufacturers are
fabricating pipe and fittings specifically for
furniture and other PVC projects. There's that
I guess that's why
I'm still at it after all these years, coming
up with new stuff that can be made with
common, low-cost, versatile PVC.