The Big Build Off x Build for Better

We’re excited to sponsor the Big Build Off Challenge as a part of our Build for Better program where we aim to build a better future.


➡️ What is the Big Build Off?

It’s a woodworking showcase highlighting four powerhouse builders and skilled woodworkers 💪🏼 ⁣

Over a five-week period, each builder will work on a single build. Towards the end of the challenge, each woodworker will donate their completed piece to a family or someone in need within their community to #BuildforBetter. ⁣

The Big Build Off team will be releasing a total of 6 VIDEOS starting May 15! ⁣

MEET THE CREW

Say hello to the four DIY-er’s working to build a custom dining room table for someone in need.

🛠 BIG BUILD OFF: MEET AMY BAESLER

@hertoolbelt

Mom of three. Tool lover. DIYer. Woodworker.

“In between chasing kids and testing rockets, I find sanity in building furniture and fixing up my house. On my site, I share my furniture plans, so other likeminded doers can benefit from them. Because I thrive on challenges and timelines, the Builder’s Challenge is a perfect way for me to get creative on projects and still have a hard-due date. The community around TBC is amazingly creative, talented and supportive, which has always drawn me in.

A great way to #BuildForBetter is to support others. I enjoy creating furniture and woodworking plans that make my life better or helps solve a problem.”

🛠 BIG BUILD OFF: MEET DONNIE GALLI

Designs by Donnie

Artist. YouTuber. Furniture maker.

“Finding myself unemployed during the holiday season was lonely. Instead of drowning in my own sorrows, I walked into the garage and began to make a mess. I took apart old furniture and found myself recreating what I had envisioned. And just like that, I was on the path my grandfather paved for me. Designs by Donnie, was born in a garage, during what I had thought to be my lowest point in life. Every day since then has been a training session for myself. I am an artist at heart, which has enabled me to set the standards high with each piece I create. It is more than furniture. It’s a piece of art which families build memories around. I build specific to your requests and designed for your home, therefore everything is one-of-a-kind.”

🛠 BIG BUILD OFF: MEET CASEY REEVES

CReeves Makes

“My family and I have always had a passion for being creative in and around our home. I like to get out in the shop and try new things and build what I can for whoever has a need. Whether it’s nice furniture for our home or shop organization, I try to challenge myself and develop new skills to get better with every task. ALWAYS challenge yourself! I am honored to be part of this team to be representing the sponsors that have been so gracious in these tough times. Having something positive like this, to focus on, has helped keep us all on the up and up.”

🛠 BIG BUILD OFF: MEET CALEB HARRIS

You Can Make This Too

Army Veteran. Father of two. Maker.

“My brand, @youcanmakethistoo, is about providing confidence, knowledge, and inspiration while connecting with likeminded individuals who are obsessed with creating and sharing. Building for Better during this unprecedented time for me has been a very local experience. The changes and challenges are obvious to my children and have created an opportunity where they are understanding and more interested in learning about self-sufficiency, gardening, and being prepared for the unexpected but inevitable disruptions in life. The people we live around have become neighbors as we’re now all actually spending time where we live and lean on each others talents and skills.”

➡️ Who will get the title of ALL STAR CRAFTSMAN?

Be sure to tune in HERE and follow along on our social media @catfootwear for a behind-the-scenes look on the Big Build Off! 

Don’t forget to check out all four of the builder’s Instagram + YouTube channels as they design and build. The winner will receive a $5,000 check! ⁣

#BuildForBetter