Naperville Native 'Works Outside the Picture Frame'

Post date: Apr 20, 2011 4:54:03 PM

Ron Jungels began woodworking about 15 to 20 years ago, he said. But in the past four years, he has become increasingly devoted to his hobby.

When Ron Jungels disappears for hours at a time, he said his wife knows exactly where to find him. Usually, he hasn't even left the property.

He's walked through a doorway—with a wooden "Ron's Workshop" sign carefully placed overhead—in the back of his immaculately kept garage that opens up to about a 10-by-10 foot space. The area, to Jungels, is a sanctuary.

"It puts my mind at ease," the 63-year-old retiree said, while standing beside his devoted yellow labrador, Myla. "It brings me satisfaction, seeing what I can do. I like to work outside the picture frame."