Sarah Barnes Found Success As Woodworker After Leaving Volleyball Behind

Sarah Barnes found great success as an athlete in her youth, but she eventually decided to leave it all behind and turn to woodworking. She now uses wood as her canvas, creating stunning works of art that captivate the imagination and leave a lasting impression.

Barnes is a woodworker based in Boise, Idaho and she made quite a splash with her woodworking creations under the moniker Sarah Sawdust. Her craftsmanship will leave you speechless since she has a true talent for revealing the unique grain, texture, and colors of wood in mesmerizing detail.

“Inspired by nature and her affection for the outdoors, Sarah creates unique and beautiful landscape pieces, as well as geometric designs, small furniture, and more. Sarah’s work is incredibly detailed and the amount of time, effort, and love that goes into each piece is apparent,” reads her Wescover page.

Barnes’ rise in the world of woodworking was quite interesting to witness given her athletic background. She earned a Division I scholarship in volleyball in her youth, but woodworking proved to be a great creative outlet after her time on the court was over. She applied her work ethic to a completely new field and soared to new heights as a wood artist.