Episode 167: Trent Dean

Episode 167 is here with Trent Dean. Trent is, for lack of a better explanation, a woodworking and metal wizard. He also teaches metal and wood shop classes at a charter school in Sacramento.

In this episode of the show I chat with Trent Dean about how building skateboard ramps eventually lead to him starting Trent Dean Designs; why a completed piece of a woodworking project is much like sending a child into the world; how his projects lead to teaching students analog skills in an increasingly digital world; why procrastination helps him with his creations; the importance of using urban-milled lumber in his projects; the beauty of the relationships built by working at the Hacker Lab;  why saying “yes” to challenges leads to opportunities like working with West Elm; and why Sacramento needs so many ice sculpture robots.

Trent Dean

Thank you for listening, Listeners, and thank you for sharing, Sharers, to Episode 167 with Trent Dean. Be sure to follow Trent on Instagram. Check out his website by clicking here.

The lumber mills mentioned can be found by clicking on the following links:

Hughes Hardwoods, Aura Hardwoods, Far West Forest Products, and Urban Wood Rescue 

Featured music

“Hungaria” by Latché Swing
“The Silent Orchestra” by Hamilton Leithauser

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