When you know, you know. Jiwan Deol, live edge wood creator, knew from a young age that he wanted to pursue a career in woodworking. His father was a hobbyist and taught Deol at a young age how to work with wood. At 21 he made the firm decision to become a carpenter.
“I loved the idea of being my own boss and doing what I love daily,” he says.
Deol graduated from Wilfred Laurier with a BBA as a Finance Major, even though he knew he would be opening his own business. His shop, Lumber Avenue, opened full time in early 2020, just before the COVID pandemic, which is a bold move in a new, foreign world.
They recently began a monthly program where they feature a coffee table, to their specifications, on their Instagram and feature it with a matching sofa table. They offer the piece up for sale to their followers and it often sells within the hour.,
“We custom make all our work,” Deol says. “No two pieces are alike.”
Lumber Avenue focuses on the client’s needs and keeps them apprised of the progress made to their piece. Deol’s goal is to “create something they would be proud to have in their home or business.”