A watering trough is just a watering trough, right? So, what happens to a watering trough when it gets too old and rusty to do its job as a watering trough? It becomes a cedar chest. Really. Well, it does if the Akin family of Chapel Hill has anything to say about it. Rob Wilds recently visited them at their workshop to see some of the amazing things they do with other people's trash.
Rob Wilds has been a part of the Tennessee Crossroads family since 1993. As one of our most frequent producers, and the recipient of several journalism awards throughout his various careers, Rob finds that the best reward for his work is meeting the fascinating people and visiting the interesting places he encounters in his travels. A presence in television, radio and print reporter for more than 20 years, Rob is a teacher, writer, producer and director as well as an actor (with appearances in feature films, television shows and on stage).