The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Sean C. Morgan
The New Era 

Logger finds hobby in woodworking


September 5, 2018

Sean C. Morgan

KODY MARVIN stands in front of his wood shop, where he enjoys a woodworking hobby. The timber faller began creating tables, cutting boards, boxes and more a decade ago.

In a case of real-life foreshadowing, Kody Marvin was the Tin Woodman in the Sweet Home High School's production of the "Wizard of Oz."

"But he's got a heart," said his girlfriend, Naomi Martinez.

And that heart is wrapped up in the woods. After graduating from Sweet Home High School in 1998, Marvin, now 38, quickly went to work setting chokers. Nearly 11 years ago, he decided he needed a hobby, wood working.

Today, in addition to logging, he's a fine woods craftsman, carefully inlaying designs into tables and fusing blocks of exotic woods into cutting boards, for example. His tables sell...

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