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Patrick Cain Designs

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Trade:
industrial builder
Locale:
Los Angeles

"I was sick of being useless with my hands, so one day I got over the fear of failing and said, 'Let's try this out.' Not long after that the orders started piling up––though it's probably not what my professors thought I'd do with an engineering degree."

As a nuclear engineer turned journalist, Patrick loves a good challenge. Which is why, when he was in a relationship that was riddled with lies, he faced it all with another challenge: carpentry. Whenever something didn't quite line up, Patrick sanded. And sanded. And sanded. At the end of it all, he had a mighty fine wood table. A table that demanded attention. It attracted the likes of Apartment Therapy, and reassured Patrick that he was doing something right. He's something of an "anti-IKEA," making long-lasting, industrial pieces that are meant to move with you, not be kicked to the curb.