We had the good fortune of connecting with William Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi William, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Since a very early age woodworking has been my creative pursuit of choice. I always have a custom project going and I’m starting to design the next in my mind. I have never been able to follow a set of published plans. I always come up with my own original ideas, or I will make major creative changes to a set of plans. Expressing myself in such unique ways leads to the greatest satisfaction.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
At Tangleoak Woodshop I offer custom pieces of hardwood furniture. I pay close attention to the fit, and the finish to ensure that you will have a finished piece that feels velvety smooth, and will become a family heirloom.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When friends come to Denver for the weekend I like to take them downtown to Union Station for a fresh seafood dinner at Stoic & Genuine. It’s a part of historic Denver that always makes a memorable outing.

If we have 3 or 4 days we will head up to Estes Park via Hwy 36 through Boulder. We get a large fully equipped 2 bedroom cabin at the five star rated McGregor Mountain Lodge. Here you can just hangout at the lodge, go for long hikes, or visit a local horse stable and ride horses for a few hours. At the end of the day you can grill some fresh caught fish or a nice thick steak on the open grill outside your cabin. To finish the evening you get a nice log fire going in the fireplace and just sit and relax.

If I have 5 or 6 days I like to visit one of Colorado’s dark sky sites. My favorite is the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Mosca, Colorado. Camping is usually available at the nearby Pinon Flats Campground. If you’ve never camped out under the full glory of our Milky Way Galaxy from high up in the Colorado Rockies you will be amazed!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to thank my dad, Merle Brown of Broken Bow, Nebraska for his tireless dedication to his family. He showed us the value of hard work, and attention to detail. Dad also loved music, and would never start a job without some good background music, and I still get the music going first, because it helps promote the flow of the creative juices.

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