Maker Next Door is pleased to introduce Martin Coussement, a promising and talented woodworker !
INTERVIEW MAKER NEXT DOOR
MND : Can you introduce yourself in a few words ?
MC : My name is Martin Coussement, I am 18 years old and I have been passionate about handicrafts since I was a child. I particularly love woodworking, when I was 12-13 years old I was a forest work fanatic. Felling and pruning trees was my whole life. At 14 years old, I was able to use a chainsaw for the first time and since then I haven’t let go of it.
MND : Where do you find your inspiration ?
MC : I studied carpentry at the GITO in Overijse.
Very disappointed by the little we learned there, I started looking for all kinds of manufacturing techniques on YouTube. It is from this platform that much of my knowledge comes from (also Instagram & Facebook).
MND : What made you want to start creating ?
MC : I started seriously from the end of 2015, the pleasure of doing unique things is what made me want to enter the world of creation! The raw materials I use come from the forests I manage or from local retailers.
MND : Do you have a hobby on the side ?
MC : To this day I still practice felling trees for firewood or for my creative projects. Outside my workshop, I also have a penchant for extreme sports, especially downhill cycling.
ADVICE MAKER NEXT DOOR
Martin is a promising young designer, he works with agility and talent but above all with passion, a craftsman to watch closely ! If you want furniture or any other construction, everything is possible and possible on order, it goes from the television cabinet to the garden shelter, from the coffee table to the wall shelf and so on !
You can discover all his magnificent creations on his Facebook page : https:///www.facebook.com/Mc-Wood-1818683921757389/