From birdhouses to a warship
When Tyler Weber was a young boy growing up in Ballwin, Missouri, he used to walk around his home and admire the railings, his rocking horse and all the other assorted wooden knickknacks. When he asked who made them, the answer was always the same: "Your grandfather."
I was raised mostly by grandfather mostly, so I had all this extra time to build into his passion. Every project he made - a cradle, a rocking horse - whatever it was, I was always fascinated with how he did it. It was like magic to me."The first project he remembers is working with his grandfather to build a birdhouse for his great-grandmother, who suffered from dementia and Alzheimer's disease, but loved bird watching.
-HTFN Tyler Weber
"I'll never forget the first birdhouse I made with him." Weber recalled. "It wasn't even a birdhouse. It had three sides, a base and a sloppy one-half angled roof. I called it a birdhouse. I think we made her 10 birdhouses and put them out back for her to see the birds; she loved that."