My high school shop teacher Mr. Jimmy Brown taught me the basics of woodworking that pointed me to an early career as a carpenter and cabinetmaker.
In June of 1979 right out of Bryan High School I went to work for Fred Lanehart at Lanehart Cabinet Company. Not to take anything away from Mr. Brown but the real education in woodworking began in the cabinet shop on Dellwood street in Bryan, Texas.
Fred, Tommy and Edward provided the leadership in business that made working for them enjoyable even through the hard labor and hot summers.
When building projects in my own barn shop I draw upon the lessons learned from the master cabinetmaker known to many as Mr. Fred Lanehart. Rest in peace Mr. Lanehart for you were truly a blessing to all that knew you.