Erin has had a love for design and making things with her hands for as long as she can remember. Her love for design was merely a fun hobby which grew into a creative passion when she began renovating her first home. The south Austin bungalow that she shared with her husband (and four dogs) became the canvas for the creative visions in Erin’s head. Erin’s medium of choice was usually paint until she got her hands on some old fence wood and her husband taught her how to use his saws. Through trial and error (and Google and YouTube) she began experimenting with different species of wood, wood treatments, angles, and the combination of them all. She ended up with a passion and love for woodwork.

In 2014, this passion became Erin Ashley Designs, her full-time artistic woodworking business.