Wednesday, September 21

Wednesday Sept 21

The two four-tier bottle stopper racks are built and - even as I type this - are in the finishing room being lacquered.  They will be added to on-hand stock on our web site momentarily.

Our local Tourism Counsel has asked for my help in building an 8 foot high by 15 feet wide entryway trellis for an event they're hosting.  Naturally the event is just around the corner and to get this done in time will require putting teh three tier racks and tray tables on hold for a time.  This should not be a hardship as no one has reserved or shown interest in these as yet.

I have a week to produce the trellis.  Once that's been delivered I'll get back to work on these other items.

Friday, September 16

Friday, Sept 16, 2011

My woodworking time for this week has been spent milling lumber and cutting parts for 6 bottle stopper racks - 4 Three-Tier Racks and 2 Four-Tier Racks.  The bodies are walnut, the shelves are maple, except for one of the four-tiers which will have shelves of white oak - just for a change.

So far I have all of the parts made and the two four-tier racks are well along in the assembly stage.  I began assembling these first because we have a customer who want one, and told me he wanted one, so I'll make his a priority.  The others will all go into on-hand stock and be available for the christmas shoppers - who typically start looking at our stuff about now.

When these racks are done I'll start on TV Tray Tables.  At one time these were our hottest selling item.  The crashed economy has dampened enthusiasm for them considerably, but we still sell a few, especially at Christmas time.

I am not doing step by step photo journals of these projects because they have been done so many times on this blog already.  I'll reserve the step-by-step listing for unique projects.  Two of which are on the slate to be worked in when I can make the time.  One is a counter-top bill organizer/secretary the other is a lap-top computer desk modeled after a campaign desk.