Founder & Owner
I am Nick Leonard, and I have always had a love for making things and working with my hands. As a young boy, I was always taking apart machines and motors at our families Textile Mill. The mill is where I learned electricity, physics, and how to problem solve by using what I had to create a solution.
The thing about being a maker is having the confidence to do something. If you want to do something, do it. Don't hold back. I have been told many times I wouldn't be able to do something or that I didn't have the skills needed. "Tell me I can't do something and you will see me go do it".
The love for design and woodworking really escalated when I was able to design and help build my dream home, which everyone said I couldn't do. The whole process was invigorating yet challenging, but was an eye opening experience with huge amounts for knowledge gained. Once I was settled at home, I quickly grew out of the small one car sized shop I thought would be enough. And this is where the Statedwoods Co. shop got its start.