We had the good fortune of connecting with Chris Peterson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chris, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Oak Dog Woodworking started as a woodworking hobby and people started to notice the craft. We wanted to be able to provide a great product experience for people that were willing to support us. So we decided it was time to start our small business so that could continue the legacy of craft making.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As a small business and in our craft we are still very much in our infancy and growing. We are proud that we made this step to launch a small business in October of 2021. Starting something is the easy part, continuing to learn and balance priorities is the challenging aspect. This doesn’t discourage us, but motivates us to keep taking on new projects so that we can help others’ dreams become a reality.
We value authentic craftsmanship and take care to create custom pieces for homes and businesses. We love that each project that comes our way is unique and different.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Living in Costa Mesa we are surrounded by great art, good beer, amazing food and incredible beaches!
Favorite places for a drink: Salty Bear or Green Cheek Brewery
Favorite restaurants: Sushi Town or Bear Flag…or if we’re feeling fancy, the Beach Comber in Newport Coast
Favorite hangout: Pacific City, Huntington State beach to surf or play volleyball and Balboa Island to paddle board
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I grew up in a home with a wood shop and always wanted to create something useful and meaningful. My parents supported me in creating and learning to craft, as I grew up I began to learn new practical skills.
I’ve been able to hone in on my woodworking skills from other local craftsman and a huge credit to everyone who creates great content on YouTube and other social media platforms. Specifically from Bourbon Moth and Third Coast Craftsman on Youtube.