Meet the Carpenters: Karl Champley

updated May 3, 2019
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Name: Karl Champley
City: Los Angeles, CA
Contestant partnered with: Miles Endo

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What’s one word that describes your partnership with your contestant? Exciting!

How would you describe your style? Professional and sincere

Favorite power tool? Festool TS 55 plunge cut Track saw

What was the first project you ever built?

A reptile cage when I was 6 years old.

The toughest?

Royal Botanical Glass house project in Sydney, Australia

The most fun?

My own modern home here in Los Angeles

What’s easier to DIY than people realize?

Getting organized & taking the first step.

What are 3 things every beginner should have in their toolkit?

Cell phone, my phone number and an espresso machine 🙂
OR Drill driver, tape measure and a 4 foot level.

Best advice:

Don’t beat yourself up as everyone makes mistakes and tradespeople have gone through a trade course to get their skills, so you are not going to be a champ straight out of the gates. Use that mistake as experience.

Just remember that no matter or how big or small the project is, take the time to understand the process, materials and tools required before starting! The more time spent upfront to organize it, results in a more enjoyable, inexpensive & more professional finish.

Thanks, Karl!