Peter knows what it means to be in a family of makers: he grew up in a home built by his dad, under a blanket made by his mom, with handmade toys and clothing. His furniture skills went from around-the-house necessity to time-consuming hobby to full-time job—and, yes, the entire family of six pitches in. He relies on the craftsmanship that’s been handed down to him, but puts a decidedly modern spin on those time-honored techniques. Plus, with four kids, he knows how to make furniture that’s designed to be lived with. And jumped on. And also serve as a base for a fort.