Steven Dupree is a native of Northeast Alabama. Exploring the hills and creeks of the area fostered a love of nature and the materials found in it. After studying drafting in college, he went to work for a playground manufacturer and has been designing playgrounds for children for the past 17 years. His love for making things has recently turned into a passion for woodworking. His preferred materials are woods that have character. Turning rotting, knotty, insect eaten pieces of wood into beautiful and useful objects.