Against the Grain is a series that spotlights people who are underrepresented in the woodworking, carpentry, and construction space. From women carpenters to nonbinary woodworkers to LGBTQIA+ carvers (and everyone in between), we speak with people working on everything from whole-home renos to intricate wood sculptures to learn what inspires them, how they’ve carved their own space (pun intended) within the traditionally cisgender male–dominated industry, and what they’re working on next.