My husband is much the same - building furniture, sheds and flower planters. They never met but I am sure they would have been great pals.
I never forgave my father for sending me on a BUS across town to collect a 6 ft by 4 ft panel of hardboard when I was about 12. My husband made out first born a trailer for his first tricycle - we used to send the 3 year old down the 150 ft garden to get the fire wood and haul it home!! Don't think we have been forgiven yet either!!