Building projects his wife found on Pinterest became a hobby for Derek Ingram. On February 6, he turned the hobby into a side business. Conifer Creation in downtown Minden sells handmade home decor and furniture constructed by Derek and decorated by his wife Nicole.
“She was always asking me to make Pinterest stuff for her and I just decided to do more. I had the time and the storefront space. I figured there’s a lot of people who don’t have somebody to make it for them, so maybe they’ll buy it,” Ingram said. “My wife does all the painting and stencilling; I do the building and staining.”
The store is located at 310 N. Colorado inside the Budget Heating and Air building across from the Fire Hall. Hours for the business are mostly Friday afternoons and Saturdays to accommodate Ingram’s full time job. Customers are welcome to stop by before noon on weekdays and a Budget Heating and Air employee can help with purchases.
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