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Not so short and Sweet…

I am a happily married mother of a Marine veteran, Nana to an adorable grandson, and a late bloomer to woodworking.

My Story

Hello! A little about me… My name is Crystal Hinkle. I’ve been happily married to my husband for 30+ years and we are proud parents of a Marine veteran… Ooh rah! 🇺🇸

You’re probably feeling a bit confused..umm… last name Hinkle, but your shop is Dunavant Designs? Well, I was a late bloomer in discovering my love for woodworking. I never thought I’d be doing anything like this! People often ask me how I got into woodworking in my 50s. My husband and I were doing a little home makeover and installing crown molding. I learned how to cut it on a friend’s miter saw. I discovered I really liked working with tools and it all took off from there! (My favorite tool became my scroll saw and that is how I cut all my cats & dogs!)

Over time & with a lot of encouragement from family & friends, I decided to open an Etsy shop. I went with Dunavant Designs, because Dunavant is my maiden name. My dad passed away years before and never got to see me venture into woodworking, etc. I knew he would have been proud of me and so I wanted to honor him by using his name ❤️

That’s enough about me! I hope you enjoy exploring my website & find something you like. (Or two or three somethings 😉) If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I’m happy to help!

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Interesting posts about cats and dogs, woodworking, or other personal posts

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Updates on my shop and new products

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