For Andre Gooden, working with wood has been a life-affirming process.

The 33-year-old Caymanian, who goes by the name of Charlito, crafts a variety of woodworks in his backyard workshop in Prospect.

“I taught myself to do carpentry,” he says. “I like the freedom to be creative. It just feels good to think of something, and then bring it to fruition. I’m having fun with that, a lot of fun.”

That’s reflected in his work – an array of fun and funky furniture and accent pieces, many that are one-of-a-kind.

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