Well, since I’m doing all this online marketing stuff to promote my business(es), I might as well talk about it every chance I get.
What’s this all got to do with woodworking? Frames, of course! Also, paper is made out of wood. But I’ll just stick to the frames ;)
I’ve been building frames out of reclaimed lumber for a little while now. I like to use mainly pallet wood and old trim pieces. Some pics from my picasa gallery:
I’m currently offering a choice between a weathered and rustic feel including the natural patina and wear marks of the reclaimed wood, and a more traditional style using old moldings and other profiled stock. Because the designs are dependent on the materials I find, I am not yet offering any specific product lines. I just build each one according to my own sense of aesthetics inspired by the feel of the stock. A little more practice, and I should have more cohesive results that I can market more specifically.
I’ll be posting a full project on these frames in the next week or so.
For the past couple weeks now, I’ve been primarily focused on building up my websites, kickstarter project page, etsy shop, and putting together my kickstarter pitch video. All this and there’s still so much left to do!
Filming and editing video has been the biggest obstacle. I actually made three different videos before I settled on the slideshow format that I’m currently using. I moved back and forth between three different editors (iMovie, Lightworks, and After Effects), photoshop, and a video codec converter (MPEG Streamclip is awesome!) as I played around with different ideas and decided on my final format. Of course, now that I’ve had the video up and posted for a couple days, I’m seeing all kinds of stuff that I want to go back and change again!
It’s getting a bit late, so I’ll end by posting links to all the pages and sites I’ve been putting up the past few weeks:
My Etsy Shop
My Kickstarter Project
My Woodworking Facebook Page
My Youtube Channel
My Portraiture website
My Woodworking Website (just installed wordpress tonight!)
My Handyman Website
Still have to add a few more in the next week. Once I get all the site designs finalized and a bit more coherent, I’ll probably have to start sporting my web and graphic design hat as well! I should also put up a Squidoo lens to tie everything together, too.
To do, to do ,to do… Oh yeah, and I actually have found a little bit of time to work in the shop between all these things = more projects to post!
-- Jesse --