M.H. Cantey Furnishing

Mason Cantey 2016, Religion/Spanish

Launch Project

I was born and raised in a small town in South Carolina called Lake City. I’ve lived in the same white house on Williams St. all of my nineteen years, surrounded by an old wooden fence, and I wouldn't want it any other way. 

Growing up in a rather uneventful small town forced me to think outside of the box in order to keep myself occupied. Anything that interested me in the slightest I would take and try to develop. As a result I now have a very special set of skills. Some are useful and others, well, are not. 

One skill I have developed since coming to Wofford I think captures the essence of all my interests and that’s carpentry. This past summer I came home to my father tearing down a portion of our old wooden fence and replacing it. As I looked at the stacks of old wood siting there I didn't see old sun-dried splinters. I saw history, I saw a story waiting to be told, but more importantly I saw potential. For me, there is nothing more satisfying than working with my hands to create a new purpose for something that appears as though it has run its course. I love my hands and the creative things that they can produce, and I love history and the story that it tells, and I love even more the opportunity to combine those two facets of myself and fold them into one.