Most everyone knows Elena Delle Donne as a very gifted basketball player.
Not so well-known? That when the WNBA Chicago Sky star is not playing ball, she exercises another passion: building furniture.
Delle Donne spends her spare time making impressive, intricately patterned coffee and dining room tables with friends Megan Gainey and Amanda Clifton.
Indeed, the future Olympian’s mad skills with a miter saw captured so much attention when she posted photographs of the homemade furniture on her social media accounts, that Delle Donne and her friends decided to start their own business, DelleDonneDesigns.
Since then, customers have been, well, coming out of the woodwork. The customized handcrafted furniture, made in Chicago and Middletown, Delaware, can be ordered through Delle Donne’s website, elenadelledonne.com.
“We might need to hire more people,” Delle Donne says. “We’ll see.”
Read the rest of this article by Patricia Talorico at Delaware Online.