Don The Tinker Faerie



Meet Don, He is a Tinker Faerie, and is skilled and talented with wood, He has prepared a introduction for us, I hope you enjoy

 Happy Bungalow is a family business - Don, Liz, and the Kids.



 Receiving compliments from friends and having too much fun avoiding cubicles while building toys for his kids, Don founded Happy Bungalow in 2011. An architect by trade, Don picked up carpentry by feel - applying years of design school lessons to technical know-how from numerous sources. Newly married Don and Liz couldn’t afford nice furniture, so he bought a saw and some wood. Don does all the design, cutting, assembly, most of the finishing, and some of the testing.



 When the oldest Kid in the house was just a wee one she received some wood blocks for Christmas - they stunk! Stunk so much they had to be cleaned with soap and water. This motivated Don to turn his woodworking skills to toys. Happy Bungalow uses only natural wood with non-toxic finishes. No stains or dies and no laundry list of chemicals. I only make products I want my kids to use (and boy do they use them!).



 Don's wife Liz is chief critic, feedback giver, and all around odd-jobs assistant. She is the litmus test for all new ideas. An outdoor mine themed play zone? Thumbs down. A gypsy wagon inspired indoor playhouse? Thumbs up!



 Don and Liz's kids are certified product testers, evaluating every prototype coming out of the shop. If there's fun to be had, they'll find it.



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