Chris Baylor

Chris Baylor is a woodworking expert who's experienced in commercial carpentry. He writes articles and tutorials for wood projects.


  • Contributed 250+ articles to The Spruce Crafts
  • Freelance writer for multiple sites including Woodworkers Workshop and Homemade Tools
  • Experienced in commercial carpentry and designs wooden tools and furniture


Chris Baylor is a former writer for The Spruce who contributed 253 woodworking articles and tutorials over the course of nearly 10 years. Chris' passion for woodworking began early in life when, at the age of 13, he built a foosball table in his parents' basement from scrap stock. He spent time in both commercial and residential construction learning from a couple of master carpenters and now designs his own pieces while also freelancing for multiple online sites including Woodworkers Workshop and Homemade Tools. 

After three years of college and a few odd jobs, Chris ended up landing a position as an apprentice under a couple of master carpenters. Throughout his career, he's focused on developing his skills through self-study, mastering every woodworking technique he could. 

Expertise: Woodworking
Location: Austin, TX

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