Michael Yates shares a moving story about building a wooden casket for his grandmother.
About the speaker
Michael Yates, a designer and woodworker for 15 years, has been producing furniture, installations, and objects through his company Michael Yates Design since 2003. He moved to NYC from Austin, TX for a change of scenery in July 2015.
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It's hard to know what to say. You've already had to say, 'Grandmother, your casket is ready.' — Michael Yates
When everything else for her was falling apart, we were building something. — Michael Yates
We got to talk about this. We got to rally around this thing. That was our whole family's casket. — Michael Yates