After more than 30 years on the business, we have decided to retire, effective June 30, 2017. June 29 will be our last day of work. It was a difficult decision to make because we truly love what we do, and more importantly, we love meeting and working with our customers. We have learned so
We love a challenge. We especially love working on a piece of furniture that someone else thought was impossible to fix. This is what happened when a customer brought us pieces of a family heirloom table base, broken and in a box. Someone told her to throw it away, it wasn’t worth fixing. But to
Several years ago, maybe 10 or 15, we had the honor of refinishing some of the lobby furniture for the Hotel Monaco in Portland, Oregon. Two of the pieces were massive, and on the day were were scheduled to deliver them, it started snowing, a somewhat rare sight in Portland. With the help of a
One of the trade magazines that Gerry reads regularly to keep on top of his woodworking skills is Fine Woodworking. Phil Lowe, owner and director of The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts in Beverly, MA has authored many articles over the years. He is also a visiting instructor at schools and woodworking organizations throughout the U.S.
In my previous post (“What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?”) I wrote how Gerry’s family has become the master of yard sales. At family reunions someone will announce that they are going Junkin’ and who wants to come along? Near the little town where they grew up in western