Maybe as many as 1.285 billion people worldwide believe Jesus Christ was a carpenter. In boomtown Austin, finding any available craftsman – or electrician, fence builder, handyman, plumber – worth trusting, cherishing, and referring to friends, is damn near miraculous. Matt Novak might be just that bearded wonder. You dream it, he’ll design it, build it, stain it, and install it, from entertainment units and beds to “that really odd cat enclosure.” Most homes have lots of woodwork. Divine carpentry? Perhaps less abundant.
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