Smith, who grew up in Bronzeville, sets up in the backyard of a two-flat apartment building in the 7000 block of South Aberdeen Avenue. Smith says that he had gotten many customers who happen to drive by and see him making benches and dog houses. He says he make doghouses for all types of dogs.
“It started out as a hobby for me. I would bring out my tools, start to make them, and people would ask if they could buy them,” Smith said. “A lot people are amazed. They have never seen houses in such colors.”