Hello everyone. Well, I’m not really big on the blog thing. Just a personal issue on my part. But this group is all about wood working and helping eachother in our craft.
The craft show season in upon us and I have been very busy making things for the show. A very simple shakers bench, nesting tables, mosaic tile table, a charging station for cell phones and other items and if I have time, a shaker shelf. I like the shaker style items for the craft show. Made simple and out of pine we are able to offer them and a lower retail price to consumers. Sorry I have not taken any picture just yet but I will get some this week and post. We expect the benches and charging station will be our best sellers. Both at a cost under five dolars each and retailing less that ten, we hope to sell several during the day. We try to go for quantity rather that putting a high price on the products we sell. Not only that but the smaller items seem to sell best. Its a little harder to put a large sideboard or cabinet in a car which a lot of people come to the show in.
We also have other items in the show case. Full color coffee mugs we make, quilted and embroadary my wife makes and my wood carvings. In all we are just finding our nitch in the craft show world and have a lot of fun in the process. With the show coming this Saturday, we have a lot to do to get ready. We will do a dry run set up on Friday to insure we have the best set up possible. We take pictures of it and make a drawing of it as well. Come Saturday morning set up, there is no questions nor time waisted trying to put it all together. I try to remember to post those pictures for you as well.
I had a friend tell me they were concerned because the price we are selling some of the furniture was way to cheap. The reason is that I use a combination of found wood as well as purchased wood. I hate to see wood just throw into the trash or burn pile and waisted. I look for farms with out buildings that are falling down. I have questioned just how I could approach the land owner about getting the old building out of their way thus giving me another source of fun wood to work with. I know some of that wood can be worth some good cash. I want to be fair but I’m not sure what is a good and fair price for some of those old buildings. If anyone has a suggestions, feel free to pass it on. I welcome all your suggestions.
Well, I don’t know if this is what a blog is supposed to be or just what a blog is for. So, this is what I have to post here. I will post more about the craft show and let you know how things went.
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