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  • Writer's pictureJames Erlinger

The Maker Movement

In today's digital world, the idea of keeping handmade products in the hands of consumers is more important than ever. This is the best definition I've read of what the maker movement is about, written on Adweek:

"The maker movement, as we know, is the umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers. A convergence of computer hackers and traditional artisans, the niche is established enough to have its own magazine, Make, as well as hands-on Maker Faires that are catnip for DIYers who used to toil in solitude. Makers tap into an American admiration for self-reliance and combine that with open-source learning, contemporary design and powerful personal technology like 3-D printers. The creations, born in cluttered local workshops and bedroom offices, stir the imaginations of consumers numbed by generic, mass-produced, made-in–China merchandise."

In the construction industry, sometimes things are so manufactured, MDF trim moulding, ceramic tiles that are printed to look like marble, kitchen cabinets that are made overseas.

I want to see movements like this flourish. With skilled craftsmanship comes technique and a better made product.

For contractors like myself, I love to show the value of craftsmanship to my clients and can create beautiful, long-lasting projects that are made with the best materials and used in the best way possible. St. Louis Renovators is dedicated to the Maker Movement in everything we do. To find more custom woodworking, custom moulding, and custom bookshelves St Louis Renovators has a photo gallery that exhibits the very best of craftsmanship & sustainability.

In today's digital age, where everything is fast paced and instantly gratifying, it's more important now than ever to remember that good things come to those who wait.

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